New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_PrA1
The Upper Falls and railroad bridge on the Genesee River in current-day Letchworth State Park near Portageville, New York, circa 1900.
Where in New York State can one find a waterfall?
How were the waterfalls created?
Locate the Genesee River and Letchworth State Park on a map of New York. What route would you take to get there?
When and why was the bridge in the photograph built? Is this bridge still standing today?
Science: Investigate the impact of glaciers in New York State during the Ice Age.
English Language Arts: Write a newspaper article persuading people to visit a waterfall of your choice in New York State.
Donnelly, Andrew. Waterfalls. Chanhassen, MN: Child's World, 1999. ISBN: 1567664873.
Fowler, Allan. The Wonder of a Waterfall. New York: Children's Press, 1999. ISBN: 0516208136.
Freeman, Rich. 200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York: A Finders' Guide. Fishers, NY: Footprint Press, 2002. ISBN: 1930480016