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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
Arcade Municipal Building
New York (Wyoming County), Arcade — 1941 1945 In Honor and Memory
1941 1945 In honor and memory of the citizens of town of Arcade who served in World War II Roll of Honor — Map (db m86679) WM
New York (Wyoming County), Arcade — Box Car #41140 Ft. long, 3056 cubic ft. capacity
An important car on all freight trains during the early years of railroading was the "box car". These cars were used to carry any type of freight, either in cartons or in bulk. Today, most box cars have been replaced by trailer containers on flat . . . — Map (db m86669) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Arcade — Caboose #303
This wooden side door caboose was acquired by the Arcade & Attica from the Susquehanna & New York Railroad. It was one of only three cabooses the railroad ever owned. It served as the conductor's office on trains until the mid 1960's. The side . . . — Map (db m86673) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Arcade — Locomotive #110Class B-B Phase 1B (B/N12947)
This engine was built by the General Electric Co. of Pennsylvania in 1941. It weighs 44 tons and produces 380 HP with 2 diesel engines. #110 was the first new piece of equipment ever purchased by the Arcade & Attica. It replaced the last steam . . . — Map (db m86663) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Attica — Site of U.S. CCC Camp #1285
Site of U.S. CCC Camp #1285 1935-1940 World War II P.O.W. Camp 1942-1945 — Map (db m62084) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Gardeau TractSouth Border
South border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison White Woman of the Genessee during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y. William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2014Map (db m118846) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Whaley Tavern
Near this spot, Robert Whaley built the first log cabin in the Town of Castile in 1808.

To this cabin, in 1823, came Mary Jemison, famed "White Woman of the Genesee," to tell her story. Captured by the Indians in 1758, when 15 years old, she . . . — Map (db m76346) HM

New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Wolf Creek
In the ravine to your right, Wolf Creek drops 225 feet over four cascades to reach the Genesee River. Its name comes from pioneer times when the timber wolf dug its dens in the valley's gravel banks. Wolf Creek began eroding these falls more than . . . — Map (db m118854) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — CCC Statue
This statue is dedicated to the more than 3,000 men who served in four Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Letchworth State Park between 1933 and 1941. They joined more than three million others nationwide during the "Great Depression" in an . . . — Map (db m75933) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Genesee Valley Canal1862 - 1878
Across the gorge from this spot ran the famous Genesee Valley Canal. Starting in 1836, it took 26 years and $6,000,000 to build this man-made waterway. The canal rested on the ledge of the cliffs, hundreds of feet above the river, and it was the . . . — Map (db m76061) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth1823 - 1910 — Humanitarian - Conservationist
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 . . . — Map (db m76125) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Lower Falls Camp SP-49Letchworth State Park
On this field stood the 24 buildings of Camp SP-49, one of four Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Letchworth State Park. In operation from July 1935 until October 1941, Camp SP-49 included a tree nursery of over 30,000 plants for use in . . . — Map (db m75910) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Mary JemisonWhite Woman of the Genesee — Letchworth State Park
Mary Jemison (1743-1833) was born during a voyage from Ireland to the United States [sic]. Captured during the French and Indian War, she was adopted into the Seneca Nation and chose to remain a Seneca, marrying and raising a family in the Genesee . . . — Map (db m76358) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Nancy Jemison Log Cabin
This log house which originally stood on the Gardeau Flats by the Genesee River was built about 1800 by Mary Jemison, "The White Woman of the Genesee," for her second daughter, Nancy. In a nearby cabin, also built by her, she lived about 35 years. . . . — Map (db m76137) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Portage Bridge
Replaces largest wooden bridge in the world. Built in 1852. 300 acres of timber used in construction. Burned in 1875. — Map (db m76245) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration
Letchworth's purchase and relocation of the Seneca Council House to the Council Grounds in 1871 inaugurated several decades of his collecting Native American Material. Over the years, the Council Grounds became a showcase for these collections. In . . . — Map (db m76097) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — The Railroad High BridgeLetchworth State Park
Towering 234 feet above the Genesee River and stretching 800 feet from end to end, the original wooden railroad trestle provided William Pryor Letchworth with his first view (in 1858) of the gorge and waterfalls that were to become part of his . . . — Map (db m76343) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — This Ancient Seneca Council House
stood at Ga-O-Ya-De-O (Canadea) on the Genesee River in days antedating the American Revolution. In it gathered the war parties that devastated the frontiers and before it their helpless prisoners ran the gauntlet. Around its council fires sat . . . — Map (db m75941) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — To the Memory of Mary Jemison
[front] To the Memory of Mary Jemison, Whose home during more than seventy years of a life of strange vicissitude was among the Senecas upon the banks of this river, and whose history, inseparately connected with that of this valley has caused . . . — Map (db m76359) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Welcome to Letchworth State Park
Here, nature, history, and adventure intertwine to create a fascinating piece place like no other. The park was founded by philanthropist William Pryor Letchworth in 1907, when he donated his 1,000 acre estate to become a park. Today the park, which . . . — Map (db m76342) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds
William Pryor Letchworth first became interested in Native American culture after hearing his father's stories about Cornplanter, the Seneca Chief, meeting with Letchworth's great-uncle, John Letchworth, a Quaker preacher in Philadelphia. Sensitive . . . — Map (db m76005) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910
Inspiration Point is rich in history and natural splendor. The spectacular view was once enjoyed by the Seneca Indians and by Mary Jemison, the White Woman of the Genesee.

Upon arrival of the pioneers in the early 1800's, the falls and forests . . . — Map (db m76114) HM

New York (Wyoming County), Middlebury — West Middlebury Baptist Church
Organized with 17 members March 11, 1811. Present building dedicated June 21, 1832. State Education Department 1950. — Map (db m75314) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Mt. Morris — Former Site of Gibsonville
Hamlet existed in this area from 1825-1900 — Map (db m118851) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Orangeville — Daniel Richards
Revolutionary War Vermont Militia served 1777- 1782 Richards Pioneer Cemetery — Map (db m121282) HM WM
New York (Wyoming County), Orangeville — Stony Brook Glen
Stony Brook Glen refuge of Mary Jemison and Seneca tribe during General Sullivan's raid 1779 — Map (db m121281) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Perry — Andrus Mill Pond
This view was from a point South of the Andrus planing mill looking West, and shows the "Andrus Pond" and culvert under Main Street.

The Andrus Mill pond was filled in. In 1999, it is the Perry Village's main parking lot on the East side of Main . . . — Map (db m58247) HM

New York (Wyoming County), Perry — Gardeau TractNorth Border
North border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison White Woman of the Genessee during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y. William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2014Map (db m118841) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Perry — Richmond-Andrus Mill Site
This site marks The Richmond Mill, constructed in 1822 as a sawmill. The Andrus family first became involved with the mill in 1872.

The 1915 History of Perry reports that the sawmill was operational. With 93 years in business, it was the oldest . . . — Map (db m58248) HM

New York (Wyoming County), Sheldon — Turner's Corners
Turner's Corners Pioneer outpost 1804 on Indian trail from Portage to Lake Erie — Map (db m76315) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Sheldon — Ziba Hamilton
Here stood a log house built in 1807, home of Ziba Hamilton, physician of Holland Land Co., Surgeon in War of 1812, pioneer settler. — Map (db m75143) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Warsaw — 1853-1925Ella Hawley Crossett
1890 founder of Warsaw Political Equality Club, 1902 Pres/ New York State Suffrage Association — Map (db m57775) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Warsaw — Mary HosfordFirst Woman Ever to Receive an A. B. Degree
Mary Hosford, graduating from Oberlin College in 1841, was the first woman ever to receive an A. B. Degree. — Map (db m75528) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Warsaw — Seth M. Gates House
Seth M. Gates's outspoken criticism of slavery marked his two terms in the House of Representatives, from 1839 to 1843. When Gates used his congressional position to mail out the proceedings of- the World Anti·Slavery Convention in 1840, a Savannah . . . — Map (db m64950) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Warsaw — Warsaw's First House
Near this site Elizur Webster erected the first dwelling in Warsaw in the Summer of 1803 — Map (db m58250) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Wyoming — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Middlebury organized with 15 members June 14, 1817 — Map (db m57314) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Wyoming — In Memory of those Soldiers
In memory of those Middlebury Citizens who served in defense of our freedoms — Map (db m58376) HM

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