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Trolley tracks cut through Holley in 1908

Posted 11 July 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

HOLLEY – In this postcard view from 1908 we note it’s labeled “Trolley Road and Glen, Holley, N.Y.”

The picture was taken right after the BL & R trolley tracks were paid at the top of the very high embankment. This photo looking northeast from the glen shows the east branch of Sandy Creek where it goes under the canal.

Back in 1908 the trolley tracks were adjacent to the canal bank through here. Today the embankment is totally covered with a dense overgrowth of trees.