Cascadilla Creek tumbles downhill nearly a mile before reaching Cascadilla Park, above, where it slows to meander through Ithaca en route to Cayuga Lake. The park was a gift of Robert H. Treman 1878 to the city.
An accomplished athlete during his student days, Treman set an intercollegiate record by throwing a baseball 377 feet, 6 inches. As an adult, he was a university trustee for 46 years, among the longest terms of service in university history.
Treman bought Enfield and Buttermilk glens, and then transferred them to New York State for public use. They remain state parks to this day, and the first now bears his name.