POTSDAM , a
See also:village of St
See also:county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., in the township of Potsdam, on the Raquette
See also:river, about 68 m . N.E. of
See also:Watertown . Pop. of the village (1905) 4162; (1910) 4036; of the township (1905) 8992; (1910) 8725 . The village is served by the New York Central & Hudson River railway . It has a public library and is the seat of a state Normal School (1869), an outgrowth of St Lawrence Academy (founded in 1810 by Benjamin
See also:Raymond and maintained by him until 1816, when it was incorporated); of the
See also:Thomas S .
See also:Clarkson Memorial School of Technology (1896), founded by his sisters in
See also:honour of Thomas Streatfield Clarkson (1837–1894); and of the
See also:Crane Normal Institute of
See also:Music . The village has a considerable
See also:trade in
See also:dairy products . In the neighbourhood are extensive quarries of the well-known " Potsdam
See also:sandstone," the uppermost division of the
See also:system, described as a "
See also:fine-grained sandstone cemented with
See also:silica," and very durable . The
See also:House of Parliament at
See also:Quebec, All
See also:Cathedral at Albany, New York, and many other public edifices were built of this
See also:stone . The " Ten Towns " of St Lawrence county, including the township of Potsdam, were sold by the state in 1787 . The first settlement was made on the Raquette river, close to the
See also:present village, in 1803; the township was incorporated in 1806 and the village in 1831 . Potsdam was named after Potsdam in Prussia because of the occurrence in each locality of reddish sandstone .
AUGUST FRIEDRICH POTT (1802–1887)
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