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Portion of Harbor in Twin Cities, Goose Island, postcard (1910-06-15).jpg

Portion of Harbor in Twin Cities, Goose Island, postacard (1910-06-15).jpg

Apparently sent by someone just arriving in Tonawanda in 1910 to study as a veterinarian under the tutelage of a Dr. H. S. Wende. He gives a charming…

Payne's steam saw mill, map (1852).jpg

Paynes steam saw mill, map (1866).jpg

Where the cantilever bridge is today.

Gratwick, Smith and Fryer Lumber Co., promotional booklet (1880).jpg

Gratwick, Smith and Fryer Lumber Co., promotional booklet (1880).jpg

This illustrated booklet details the business of the Gratwick, Smith and Fryer Lumber Company, showing how they were able to be successful by…

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.…