A Search for Rexford Falls
And discovery of Sherburne Historic Area
and various outhouses
Sherburne, NY
August 21, 2005

The day started out gray and stormy as a cold front came in bringing in clear, crisp air.
I had read that there was a waterfall in Sherburne named Rexford Falls.  Aha - a new source of adventure.
We drove up hill and down dale, and then came upon the historic district.
There is a one-room schoolhouse, circa 1890, that was used for classes between 1890 and 1947. 

At the top is the cupola holding the bell to summon students to class.
Behind it is the outhouse.
There is also a railroad building moved there.
Tah dah - the historic district.
A bit more driving and we found a creek - but it is in a valley - no falls here.

But we still wanted to find Rexford Falls.
A bit more driving around and we found Rexford Falls Street.
Sounds promising.

Then we saw a bridge.
There are turnstiles at each end.
The floor is plank set on 2x6 joists.
The bridge is metal and looks like it may have been a kit.
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That's me on the bridge.  A little scary if you are concerned about heights.

And there is an outhouse.
Two doors and two holes on each side.  Wow, they must have been expecting lots of ....
There is a clean-out door on the side - perhaps it contained a bucket at one time.
We never really got to see the falls.
Perhaps they are under the bridge.
Perhaps this dry summer has limited the water to a trickle that doesn't really count as falls.
Perhaps you really have to hike to see them....
We'll have to go back in the spring.
On the way home, we startled a great blue heron.

And a sheep crossing the road.

Another beautiful day. 
There is lots to do in central New York.

Where will the next adventure take us?

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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.

This has been a spring and summer of getting around.

You can see those pictures:
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Other interests: 


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Stride of Central New York

Flower and Garden 
Flowers, etc
Pink and Purple 
June 6, 2000
July, 2000 


Flower and Garden 
Animals hummingbirds
robin baby
Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus
Hummingbird Moth
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior
July 98
Christmas 98
Liz/George Wedding
Wendy & Sam

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Published 8/21/05
Photos by Leslie or David

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