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ROCK

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 792 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ROCK. in the United States. The manufacture of flour and grist-mill products was formerly an important industry; a mill burned in 1782 by Tories and Indians had supplied almost the entire Mohawk Valley, and particularly Forts Herkimer and Dayton. Near the city is the grave of General Nicholas Herkimer, to whom a monument was erected in 1896. Little Falls was settled by Germans in 1782, and was almost immediately destroyed by Indians and Tories. It was resettled in 1790, and was incorporated as a village in 1811 and as a city in 1895. See George A. Hardin, History of Herkimer County (Syracuse, 1893).
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