Our Letchworth History Photo Album

Photo 168



"257- Middle Falls from River Bed"

Western New York Scenery

George Washburn, Castile NY

circa 1880

Rice Collection, Perry Public Library

Wooden stairs along the Dehgayasoh Falls once allowed visitors to descend into the Portage gorge below the Middle Falls . Sometime around 1880 photographer George Washburn captured a view of the Falls no longer accessible to modern Park visitors. If you look carefully, you can see the top of the Portage Iron Bridge.

 The stereoview is from the Clark Rice Collection, Perry Public Library, 70 N Main Street, Perry NY 14530. We thank Peggy Parker at the Library for allowing us to use the image. We also thank Betty Rice for her constant support and assistance.



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