Preemption Line And The Very Beginnings Of The Greater Western New York Region

What was the lay of the land in the Greater Western New York Region immediately after the Revolutionary War? Click the link below for this week’s episode of The State of Greater Western New York Report and listen to Ontario County Historian Preston Pierce weave a compelling tale of what took place, why it took place, and where it took place.

Many competing interests vied for ownership of the Greater Western New York Region following the 1783 Treaty of Paris which brought an end to America’s Revolutionary War. Ontario County Historian Preston Pierce knows a thing or two about this. Using maps and illustrations, he explains what eventually led to the creation of Preemption Line.

In the second half of the show, Pierce elaborates on who began the settlement of America’s First Frontier, including the creation of Ontario County.

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