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Genesee Valley Canal

 
 
Genesee Valley Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
1. Genesee Valley Canal Marker
Inscription.
Genesee Valley
Canal
Rochester to Olean
1836-1878
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This section of the Genesee Valley Canal opened as far as Mt. Morris on September 1, 1840. The canal provided a practical means of transporting both goods and people, making Pifford an active commercial center.
 
Erected 1990 by Town of York Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 49.669′ N, 77° 51.064′ W. Marker is in York, New York, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Genesee Road (New York State Route 63) and Pifford Circle. Touch for map. Marker is set well back from NY route 63. It is at the end of the paved parking area for the adjacent restaurant. It cannot be practically seen passing on the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3226 Genesee Road, Piffard NY 14533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The History of the Yard of Ale Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); O-ha-gi (approx. 0.7 miles away); A-cn-do-wa-nuh (approx. 2.1 miles away); Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
Genesee Valley Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
2. Genesee Valley Canal Marker
Marker is set well back from NY 63. The Genesee Valley Greenway is to the right. It crosses NY 63. This view is northward. The restaurant "Yard of Ale" is off picture to the left.
(approx. 2.6 miles away); In Memory of (approx. 2.6 miles away); Big Tree Lodge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Original Wadsworth Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Village Square (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Genesee Valley Canal - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 1, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Genesee Valley Greenway - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 1, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWars, US Indian
 
Genesee Valley Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
3. Genesee Valley Canal Marker
The Genesee Valley Greenway is behind the rail fence, heading south to the O-Ha-Gi marker.
Genesee Valley Greenway image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 30, 2018
4. Genesee Valley Greenway
Here is the Genesee Valley Greenway looking north, in the direction of the marker, from Chandler Road. The O-Ha-Gi marker is about 150 degrees to the left as you stand in this direction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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