William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910
Upon arrival of the pioneers in the early 1800's, the falls and forests were valued for their power and utility, not their natural beauty.
William P. Letchworth came to the valley in 1859, and started to restore the land to its original beauty. The State accepted his gift of 1000 acres in 1907, and upon his death in 1910, Letchworth State Park was born.
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Location. 42° 35.306′ N, 78° 2.023′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Letchworth State Park on a paved path off of the Inspiration Point parking lot. Inspiration Point is at the southern end of the park, north of the Glen Iris Inn and the Council Grounds access road. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Genesee Valley Canal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry (approx. ¼ mile
Also see . . .
1. William Pryor Letchworth - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Letchworth State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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