Saturday, May 16, 2009


The members of our Map Club met on Tues. April 21st and 10 people
attended. The Sanborn maps were discussed and Edson Ennis gave a
presentation on the Lyons Sanborn maps. Edson discussed how 17 of
these sheets were very important maps. The orientation of the canal
and the changes that it went through, the businesses that butted up
against the canal and how they changed through the years were also
noted and discussed. It is interesting to note that the earliest
Sanborn maps were of Geneva, NY and were made for insurance purposes
to better assess property values and insurance claims. 12,000
communities were mapped. Our next meeting is focused on Macedon with
some Palmyra maps included.

The next meeting of the Museum’s Historic Map Club
will be Tuesday May 19 at 7 p.m.
Our program will be Macedon maps.
All are welcome
Please call 315-946-4943 for more information

Wayne County Historical Society
Museum of Wayne County History
21 Butternut Street
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: 315-946-4943
Fax: 315-946-0069

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