While cobblestone masonry isn't unique to Western New York, about 75 percent of cobblestone buildings in the country are within 75 miles of Rochester. Not limited to one design-style, the cobblestones in Niagara and Orleans counties show impressive variety.
Just southwest of Medina are "the remains of one of the most interesting ancient earthworks in the State." Archaeological findings over the past 40 years have reinterpreted the roots of this Indian site from early America.
A history of the legal, financial and physical problems of opening Western New York to settlement, with emphasis on how the great survey of 1797 to 1800 was carried out by chief surveyor, Joseph Ellicott.