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With thundering waterfalls, towering cliffs, and vibrant autumn foliage, Letchworth State Park in New York is one of the most scenically spectacular parks in the eastern United States, attracting one million visitors per year. Modern tourists visit the park primarily to appreciate its scenery. However, the park has a long, complex, and sometimes contentious environmental and human history that spans back to Native American settlement. The Letchworth State Park Atlas includes over one-hundred pages of maps that shine new light on the nature, history, and tourism of the park. Maps feature the park's geology, ecological communities, weather and climate, water, Native American settlement, nineteenth-century settlement, tourist origins, and recreational opportunities. An ideal cartographic companion for a park visit, The Letchworth State Park Atlas is an educational resource for newcomers and those with a long-held interest in the park.
About the Author
Stephen J. Tulowiecki is Associate Professor of Geography at the State University of New York at Geneseo.