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Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Stream of Opportunities

 
 
A Stream of Opportunities Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
1. A Stream of Opportunities Marker
Inscription.

Fall Creek has long attracted entrepreneurs, whether for industrial, recreational or educational purposes. Over the years, a succession of dams, mills and powerhouses have been constructed to harness the water power of its various falls. Investments made in and along the gorge during the last third of the nineteenth century capitalized on its scenic beauties, while subsequent improvements at Beebe Lake offered recreational opportunities. Cornell University made use of the stream to power and serve its instructional facilities, particularly those for the engineering colleges, then located a short distance south of the gorge.

Triphammer Falls, with nineteenth-century stairtower and bridge erected for the use of visitors to "The Ithaca Gorge."
Image courtesy of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

Hydraulic Laboratory, Cornell University, erected for the College of Civil Engineering in 1897-98 and enlarged in 1900-1901.
Image courtesy of The History Center in Tompkins County
 
Location. 42° 27.085′ N, 76° 28.904′ W. Marker is in Ithaca, New York, in Tompkins County. Marker is on Thurston Avenue north of University Avenue/Forest Home Drive, on the right

Triphammer Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
2. Triphammer Falls Marker
when traveling north. Touch for map. On the bridge over Fall Creek. Marker is at or near this postal address: On the Cornell University campus, Ithaca NY 14853, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Redbud Woods (approx. half a mile away); Cornell University (approx. mile away); Simeon De Witt (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Lane (approx. one mile away); Liberty Pole (approx. one mile away); Ithaca's First Fire Bell (approx. one mile away); Uranus (approx. one mile away); Tompkins County (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ithaca.
 
Also see . . .  Fall Creek Gorge and Ithaca Falls. (Submitted on June 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Hydraulic Laboratory, Cornell University Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
3. Hydraulic Laboratory, Cornell University Marker
A Stream of Opportunities Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
4. A Stream of Opportunities Markers
Triphammer Falls and Beebe Lake View from Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 18, 2017
5. Triphammer Falls and Beebe Lake View from Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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