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Fine image of the Falls of the Flint River, drawn by French artist Jacques Milbert.

The falls are on Flint Creek, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, located between Canandaigua Lake and Seneca Lake.  The creek was known by the Iroquois as Ax-o-quent-a or Ah-ta-gweh-da-ga, the latter name being translated as "flint stone", with its origins in the Cayuga or Seneca dialect

Milbert traveled to the United States in 1815 and returned to France in 1823. During his stay he studied and recorded information about the topography, flora, fauna and social history of the US. He also made a series of sketches of the areas through which he traveled which culminated in the publication of his Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des parties laterales de L'Amerique du Nord