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

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 2 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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The Valley of the Mohawk. Painted by A. H. Wyant, by Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Painting: The Valley of the Mohawk. Painted by A. H. Wyant, by Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A recreation of the prehistoric Mohawk. In the right-hand foreground a tributary stream is shown falling over the cliff edge. The distant river and valley suggest the scenery at the Noses, and the picture gives a vivid impression of the Mohawk country in the long ages before the coming of the white man. The distinguished artist A. H. Wyant (1830-1892) painted this landscape in 1866. It hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

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