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


From J.H. French's Gazetteer of New York State.

Originally published 1860.

On Friday, November 13, 1829 (Friday the 13th!), "The Yankee Leaper" and renowned daredevil, Sam Patch, jumped to his death before 8,000 spectators at the Upper (High) Falls. The drop was recorded as 96 ft.

Present-day view would be from the Smith Street (Bausch Memorial) Bridge, click here.

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

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