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LITTLE FALLS

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 792 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LITTLE FALLS, a city of Herkimer county, New York, U.S.A., on the Mohawk river, 21 M. E.S.E. of Utica. Pop. (189o) 8783; (1900) 10,381, of whom 1915 were foreign-born; (1910 census) 12,273. It is served by the New York Central & Hudson River, the West Shore, the Utica & Mohawk Valley (electric), and the Little Falls & Dolgeville railways (the last named being 13 M. long and running only to Salisbury Center and by the Erie canal. The Mohawk river falls here by a series of rapids 45 ft. in less than a mile, furnishing water power. Among the manufactures are cotton yarn, hosiery and knit goods, leather, &c. In 1905 the city's factory products were valued at $4,471,080. The city has one of the largest cheese-markets
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