Wood block engraving of the Genesee (High) Falls at Rochester, N.Y.


Originally published in Ballou's Pictorial on Dec. 15, 1855.

Illustration by Samuel S. Kilburn
Engraving by Edmund N. Tarbell

Excerpt from the magazine:
"...the far-famed Genesee Falls, unsurpassed in beauty by any falls in New York State. The principal fall, here shown, has a perpendicular descent of 105 feet. Just above it is seen a railroad train crossing the bridge which spans the foaming and rapid river. From a small tabular projection, on the brink of the precipice, Sam Patch took his last leap in 1829, and perished, the victim of irregular ambition."

Present-day view would be from the under the Platt Street (Pont de Rennes) Bridge, click here.

Genesee (High) Falls, Rochester, N.Y.

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