Hayward’s United States Gazetteer (1853) page 643

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*** We have thought proper to place in a separate chapter the most important places of public
resort, curiosity, and entertainment, which persons travelling, and seeking health or pleasure, are
desirous of bringing readily under their notice. This we have done for greater convenience of reference,
as they must otherwise have been sought promiscuously throughout the entire work ; and likewise for
the purpose of giving more particular details of description, in many cases, than would be suitable to the
general brevity with which the great majority of towns, villages, &c., must be noticed.

There are, of course, very many places of the same class with those included in this chapter, but of
less consequence, which are briefly described in connection with the towns where they are situated. These,
being known in their own immediate neighborhood, will naturally be referred to under the localities
where t'hey belong. Such is the progress of the country, however, that it will not be thought strange if
some of these, and others yet unknown, should soon become as important as any which have been
here described


From the summit of this lofty mountain, on
the right bank of the Connecticut, near the beau-
tiful town of Windsor, is presented one of the
richest and most variegated landscapes in New
England. See
Mountains, &c.. p. 168.


Are situated in the Genesee valley, about 20
miles S. from Rochester, and 25 from Canandai-
gua. The village is delightfully situated about
half a mile E. of the Genesee River, on a terrace
elevated about 100 feet above its banks, command-
ing an extensive prospect of its fertile valley and
the adjacent country. This place is becoming
more and more a place of resort for persons de-
siring the benefit of its medicinal waters, which
are found peculiarly efficacious in disorders of the
digestive organs, rheumatism, and gout, all sorts
of cutaneous affections, and in every kind of ob-
struction of the alimentary system. The springs
are on the S. W. of the village. The two most
valuable are distinguished as the Upper and
Lower Springs. Their properties are similar,
differing only in the relative proportions of the
same mineral ingredients. There are several
large and well-kept hotels, two of which are at
the springs, and others are in the village. There
are extensive accommodations for bathing con-
veniently arranged in connection with these
houses, and likewise separate from them. The
place is thus rendered delightfully attractive, in
the summer season, for persons seeking recrea-
tion and pleasure, as well as for the invalid. The
Genesee Valley Canal, between Rochester and
Mount Morris, passes within about 2 miles of the
springs, on which a line of boats runs up and
down daily. There are also, during the season,
lines of stages running every day between this
place and Rochester.


Is situated in the town of Milton, Saratoga co.,
in a valley near the Kayaderoseras Creek, 32
miles N. of Albany, and 25 from Troy, with which
it is connected by the Rensselaer and Saratoga
Railroad. Its mineral waters were formerly much
celebrated, but have since lost some of their prop-
erties, and are relatively of less value since the
discovery of springs in such variety at Saratoga, 7

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