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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Genesee Falls, New York

 
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Location of Genesee Falls, New York
    Wyoming County (61)
    Allegany County (49)
    Cattaraugus County (69)
    Erie County (562)
    Genesee County (103)
    Livingston County (138)
 
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1New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — CCC Statue
On Cabin Areas A and B Road 1.2 miles east of the North-South Main Park Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
2New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Genesee Valley Canal1862 - 1878
Near Trout Pond Road.
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
3New 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
4New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Lower Falls Camp SP-49Letchworth State Park
On Cabin Areas A and B Road 1.2 miles east of the north-south main Park Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
5New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Mary JemisonWhite Woman of the Genesee — Letchworth State Park —
Near Council Ground Access Road 0.2 miles west of Park Road.
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
6New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Nancy Jemison Log Cabin
Near Park Road.
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
7New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Portage Bridge
Near Park Road.
Replaces largest wooden bridge in the world. Built in 1852. 300 acres of timber used in construction. Burned in 1875.Map (db m76245) HM
8New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration
Near Council Grounds Access Road 0.2 miles west of Park Road.
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
9New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — The Railroad High BridgeLetchworth State Park
On Park Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
10New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — This Ancient Seneca Council House
Near Park Road.
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
11New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — To the Memory of Mary Jemison
Near Council Grounds Access Road 0.2 miles west of Park Road.
[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
12New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Welcome to Letchworth State Park
Near Park Road.
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
13New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds
Near Council Grounds Access Road 0.2 miles west of Park Road.
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
14New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910
Near Park Road.
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
 
May. 16, 2021