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Reading Room

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Reading Room

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Interesting articles and excerpts from longer works.

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Early sketch of Tonawanda (Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York, 1849).jpg

Early sketch of Tonawanda (Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York, 1849).jpg

Briefly mentions slow start of the area due to flooding problems, and the importance of the state ditches of 1840. Also: exhaustion of local "fine…

Description of Village of Tonawanda, book excerpt (Commerce, Manufactures and Resources of Buffalo and Environs, 1880).jpg

Description of Village of Tonawanda, book excerpt (Commerce, Manufactures and Resources of Buffalo and Environs, 1880).jpg

General progress and development to date. Lumber feet by year. Accounts of Tonawanda Herald and Index, as well as many lumber concerns such as J. A.…

50 Percent Increase, article about local industry (Tonawanda News, 1896-04-18).jpg

50 Percent Increase - Industry - April 18 1896.jpg

The number of employees in local factories is said to double in one year. A list gives figures for all the major local industries, including…

Violators of Raines Law, article (Tonawanda News, 1896-05-16).jpg

Violators of Raines Law, article 2 (Tonawanda News, 1895-05-16).jpg

New "hotels" go up in the Tonawandas, allegedly to evade recent Raines laws.