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Genesee Falls in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth

1823 - 1910

 

—Humanitarian - Conservationist —

 
In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
1. In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker
Inscription. Donor of Glen Iris and his estate comprising of the original 1,000 acres of this park, including Upper, Middle and Lower Falls, so that this gorge might remain a place of inspiration and beauty forever, Erected in 1957 by the Genesee State Park Commission on the 50th anniversary of his donation of these lands to the people of the State of New York.
 
Erected 1957 by Genesee State Park Commission.
 
Location. 42° 35.05′ N, 78° 2.558′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Touch for map. Marker is on an overlook wall, forward from the front of the Glen Iris Inn. Parking for the Glen Iris Inn is off the main Park Road, southern end of Letchworth State Park. 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. This Ancient Seneca Council House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Memory of Mary Jemison (about 600 feet away); Nancy Jemison Log Cabin (about 600 feet away); Mary Jemison (about 700 feet away); Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds (about 700 feet away); The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration
In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
2. In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker
(about 700 feet away); Genesee Valley Canal (approx. half a mile away); First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genesee Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.)
2. William Pryor Letchworth - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Glen Iris Inn. (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironment
 
In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
3. In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker
View of Middle Falls, over the marker.
In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
4. In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth Marker
View approaching right side of marker.
Glen Iris Inn image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
5. Glen Iris Inn
Front. The marker is behind me.
Glen Iris Inn image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
6. Glen Iris Inn
Front and right sides, loop driveway.
Glen Iris Inn image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
7. Glen Iris Inn
Right side, loop driveway.
Glen Iris Inn image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
8. Glen Iris Inn
Rear
Glen Iris Inn Parking and Path to Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
9. Glen Iris Inn Parking and Path to Marker
From the parking lot at the south side of the Inn, the path at the right procedes to the front of the Inn and the marker at the gorge overlook wall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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