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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Farm Slopes of the Mohawk Valley

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 11 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Farm Slopes of the Mohawk Valley. Painted by Edward Gay.

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Painting: Farm Slopes of the Mohawk Valley. Painted by Edward Gay, published by courtesy of Bartlett Arkell.

This beautiful landscape represents the Mohawk Valley Hills near Canajoharie at harvest time. In the distance are the river and flats at Sprakers with the Noses looming over them. The picture was painted in 1877 by Edward Gay, a distinguished American landscape artist.

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