The East Canada Creek is a major tributary of the Mohawk River and helps form the Mohawk River Watershed.
Asher B. Durand (1796–1886) was a friend of Thomas Cole and a major figure in the Hudson River School movement. Durand advocated for realism in art and wanted artists to allow the natural settings to “speak for themselves.”
Little Falls is the site of a narrow gorge where the Mohawk River drops over 40 feet. Four locks provided a route for the old Erie Canal. Today, Lock 17 is the largest lock on the new Erie Canal. It is one of the tallest lift locks in the world.
Beatrice Wose-Smith (1908 – 1971) studied art at Syracuse University. She then spent two years studying in New York City with artist George Luks, where she adopted the aesthetics of the “Ashcan” School, which found inspiration in the vitality of ordinary urban life.