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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Castile, New York

 
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Location of Castile, New York
    Wyoming County (61)
    Allegany County (45)
    Cattaraugus County (61)
    Erie County (562)
    Genesee County (100)
    Livingston County (138)
 
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1New York (Wyoming County), Castile — District #2 Schoolhouse
William Pryor Letchworth was interested in improving educational opportunities for students in the Genesee Valley. Not only did he donate books, silver medals, and monetary awards for students who excelled in a variety of subjects, he also taught an . . . Map (db m167741) HM
2New York (Wyoming County), Castile — First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865.Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming Counties — Erected in 1903 by the survivors and friends of the regiment. —
North side of monument: Participated in 65 battles, engagements and skirmishes. Captured 1533 prisoners,19 pieces of artillery and 4 battle flags. As infantry, in 7th Army Corps. As cavalry, with Sheridan. South side of monument: Enrolled . . . Map (db m169082) WM
3New 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 2014 Map (db m118846) HM
4New York (Wyoming County), Castile — 252 — Gardeau TractWest border
West border of reservation set aside for Mary Jemison during the Big Tree Treaty of 1797 at Geneseo N.Y. White Woman of the GeneseeMap (db m150334) HM
5New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Glacial History
During the last million years, glaciers as high as cumulus clouds crushed across this land at least four different times. Each time, the river changed course through the transformed landscape of ice-scoured rock and piles of sand and gravel that . . . Map (db m143198) HM
6New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Hornby Lodge
Across the gorge from this spot the builders of the Genesee Valley Canal were faced with a ridge of rock that obstructed the proposed route. In 1838, Elisha Johnson of Rochester obtained the contract to tunnel 1,200 feet through the solid blockade. . . . Map (db m143196) HM
7New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Life and Leisure in a CCC Camp
For many enrollees, the CCC camp was their first experience away from home. Discipline, order, and uniform dress were part of the camp experience. The enrollees worked seven hours a day and then had some free time. On Saturdays, a half day was set . . . Map (db m143200) HM
8New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Pages of Geologic Time
The sedimentary rocks of the canyon walls are believed to be the remains of the ancestral Appalachian Mountains. These mountains were eroded into inland seas during the Devonian Period 350 million years ago. Along the course of the Genesee River, on . . . Map (db m143197) HM
9New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Pioneer Cemetery
This cemetery is the resting place for at least two dozen early settlers to the falls area. It is believed that the burials, or at least the stones, were moved here from another location in the park. A number of graves are unmarked. In the 1950s, . . . Map (db m167908) HM
10New York (Wyoming County), Castile — Seh-Ga-Hun-DaThe Vale of the Three Falls
The land before you was called Seh-ga-hun-da, the Vale of the Three Falls. Upper Falls At 70 feet high, the Upper Falls, is a deep horseshoe shape. The top of the falls is part of the strata named the Nunda Sandstone. Similar stone, . . . Map (db m143195) HM
11New York (Wyoming County), Castile — St. Helena
The village of St. Helena was originally part of Mary Jemison's Gardeau Reservation. Settlers moved here after she sold most of her property in 1823. At its peak, St. Helena was a prosperous riverside hamlet with a flour mill, two sawmills, a . . . Map (db m170750) HM
12New York (Wyoming County), Castile — The Lower Falls Footbridge
One of the greatest challenges to the ingenuity and perseverance of three of Letchworth State Park's four CCC camps was the construction of a trail down the sheer cliff walls to cross the Genesee River at the Lower Falls. It was Camp SP-49 that . . . Map (db m143199) HM
13New 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
14New 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
 
Apr. 19, 2021