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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Genesee Falls, New York
Location of Genesee Falls, New York
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|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|
|Across the gorge from this spot ran the famous Genesee Valley Canal. Starting in 1837, it took 25 years and $6 million to build this man-made waterway. The canal rested on the ledge of the cliffs, hundreds of feet above the river, linking the . . . — — Map (db m76061) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Replaces largest wooden bridge in the world. Built in 1852. 300 acres of timber used in construction. Burned in 1875. — — Map (db m76245) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|