New York Troopers - History
Preserving the Past for Those Who Follow



Most of the photos in this collection are one of a kind and thanks to Howard Blanding and his camera, they are preserved for all to enjoy.
January 23rd 1938, a sudden wind storm on Lake Erie sent a deluge of ice down river and over the Falls. Within twelve hours the river below the Falls was jammed with ice of such enormous proportions that the ice pressure pushing against the bridge abutments and the hinge supports of the arch caused severe structural damage. The end of the Upper Steel Arch Bridge (Honeymoon Bridge) came on January 27th 1938, when the span broke free and fell into the gorge onto the ice on the river below. The ice had
pushed the bridge away from its abutment on the American side causing the bridge to 
be pulled of its abutment on the Canadian shore. The location was 500 feet south of the current bridge.
1938 - Andover Town Hall
1938 - Angola, NY
December 1937 - Angola, NY - fatal accident
1938 fatal accident
1938 - well plowed back road.
Somewhere in Monroe County.
1940 - Location of Troop School
1939 - Downtown Friendship, NY
1939 - Last of the Troop A horses.
Socony gasoline deliver truck - January 1938
     Bettchers Log Fire Inn - 1938
 White Horse Service Station- Rioutes 5 & 20, Irving, Southern Erie County- 1938
1938- Railroad Trestle at Caneadea, NY. No longer in existence.
April 1938 - Churchville, NY
 1938 - Chili, NY
There wasn't any sensitivity, in 1937, when a rope was tied around a drowning victim and he was pulled into shore.
1937 - Drowning victim - Lake Erie, Angola, NY
 1938 Rushford Lake Dam