broadside was posted in Rochester New York to advertise a
special holiday excursion train to Portage Falls and the
Glen Iris Estate.
The text of
the broadside reads:
your lunch basket, take your family and friends and spend a
delightful day at PORTAGE FALLS and the surrounding country,
unsurpassed for beauty and grandeur. The three Falls,
together with the picturesque walks, groves and ravines,
make it a veritable fairyland. Historical GLEN IRIS, the
estate of W.P. Letchworth, with its beautiful lawns and
walks, is always a place of interest to the traveler. Here
may be seen the old Indian Council House and many Indian
curiosities. Near by is the grave of Mary Jamison, known as
the "White Women of the Genesee"
took the train were promised 5 1/2 hours at Portage
information on the impact these trains had on Mr. Letchworth
and the Glen Iris, see the Story of
the Glen Iris Inn.