The Genesee Valley Canal

Don has shared several historical references about the Genesee Valley Canal.  Don hiked with us at Ganondagan last week and was pleased to note that some of our history buffs enjoyed sharing the history of where we were hiking.

This Sunday the Tourists will follow a portion of the Genesee Valley Canal route as it passes through Letchworth Park.  Don suggested two specific books:

Wyoming County, New York  Images of our Past by Mark Herman. published 1991 by the Donning Company Publishers, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

History of Allegany County by Beers, F. W., New York, 1879.

There is a article on the canal history written by James Warlick available from the Rochester Library website.  Please check the picture I found on the “Geography of New York” website.  It shows the canal that we saw on the Finger Lakes Trail – Letchworth Branch this summer.

My thanks to Don for the reminders of all of the history in our area.  I hope the Springwater Trails hikes will continue to trigger the sharing of this history.