Photographer's Note

The area around Lake Ontario on the New York side is flat and dotted with farmland. The soil is rich and good for crops. At one time a great glacial lake covered this entire region. As the glacier receded, so did the lake’s waters. What we know today as Lake Ontario evolved from this glacial lake.

The farm where this photo was taken lies on the outskirts of a town named Albion. The land upon which Albion was built was once covered by that glacial lake. Albion was founded in 1875 and lies about 15 miles (25 km) south of Lake Ontario. The Erie Canal traverses the northern end of town and its presence helped make it a productive little town in its day. Industries in Albion at one time were saw mills, grist mills, fruit growing, agriculture, raising grain, lumbering, quarrying, making potash, stores, taverns, and salt manufacturing. Several of these industries were shut down or made smaller in scope after the canal was closed and replaced by faster modes of transportation than river barges. Today, Albion is the center of the Medina sandstone industry, and lies in the midst of a good farming region, of which it is the principal shipping point, especially for apples, cabbages and beans.
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Viewed: 1993
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Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
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