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The Canalway Trail: Amherst image, Touch for more information
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 8, 2016
The Canalway Trail: Amherst
New York (Erie County), Amherst — A Dam on Tonawanda Creek The Canalway Trail: Amherst
A Dam on Tonawanda Creek Tonawanda Creek was the only section of the original Erie Canal that was not man-made. The problem was that the creek level ran 4-½ feet too low. The alleviate this, a wooden dam was constructed in 1823 just west . . . — Map (db m98569) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — A Tribute of Love
A tribute of love to the memory of all Amherst men and women who made the supreme sacrifice and of gratitude to those who served our country and returned. — Map (db m81137) WM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Bigelow House c. 1860s
[photo] Bigelow House on its original site. The saltbox style of the Bigelow House originated in New England and was not commonly found in this area. Originally located near New and Smith Roads in East Amherst, this house was built by Henry . . . — Map (db m83514) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Former Saint Mary of the Angels Convent and Motherhouse of the Sisters of Saint Francis - 1928 to 1999
In 1901, John Blocher donated 100 acres to the Sisters of Saint Francis on the condition that they build and operate a home for the aged on the property. The Sisters expanded an existing farm house to open the Holy Family Home in 1902. In 1928 they . . . — Map (db m81521) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Site of Wolf's Mill 1877
. . . — Map (db m83374) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Sweet Home Common School No.15 c.1847
Sweet Home Common School #15 was originally located on the east side of Sweet Home Road, south of Tonawanda Creek Road, 1/4 mile from the Erie Barge Canal. German-speaking families, who had emigrated from the Alsace-Lorraine region on the border of . . . — Map (db m83450) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — The Erie Canal at Amherst Erie Canalway Trail - Amherst
During more than 175 years of existence, the Erie Canal has followed more than one path. In some places, two or three generations of Canal infrastructure still exist side by side. When technology, especially mechanized boats, made it possible for . . . — Map (db m94637) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Transit Road Church C. 1854
[photo] Church on original site. This church, originally Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, was constructed in approximately 1854, when the first baptism and marriage were recorded. It was located on Transit Road near Muegel Road, north of the . . . — Map (db m83405) HM
New York (Erie County), Amherst — Williamsville School No.9 c. 1880
Williamsville School #9, originally located at New and Smith Roads, served farm families living in the northeastern part of Amherst. It was used as a school until the early 1950s. As many as 36 students, ranging in age from 4-18, attended it at any . . . — Map (db m83481) HM

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