"A Pretty Street, Delta, N.Y."
Once upon a time, at the turn of the century, there was a quaint little town along the Mohawk River. Delta, NY, near Rome, is now underwater after Delta Dam was built on the Mohawk River and the town was flooded to make a reservoir, now known as Delta Lake. Though records show that the houses and hotels were disassembled and some even relocated, rumor has it some of the old buildings still exist at the bottom of the lake.
Most of these photos were taken somewhere around 1910. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back and enjoy the 20 photos here of a forgotten town along the Mohawk that once was, but isn't anymore. I will be posting text information about the village in the near future.
If you would like to read more about the history of the Erie Canal, check out http://www.canals.state.ny.us/history/finch/or http://www1.union.edu/~grosem/mary-project/long-haul.htm.
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