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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 638 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SENECA FALLS, a village of Seneca county, New York, U.S.A., in the township of Seneca Falls, on Seneca Outlet, or river (which connects Lake Seneca and Lake Cayuga), about 42 M. W.S.W. of Syracuse. Pop. (1900) 6519, of whom 8o, were foreign-born; (1905) 6733; (1910) 6588; of the town-ship, including the village (1910) 7407. The village is served by the New York Central & Hudson River, the Lehigh Valley and electric suburban railways, and by the Seneca & Cayuga Canal. In the village are the Mynderse (public) Library and the Johnson Home for Old Ladies (1868). Cayuga Lake Park, a pleasure resort, is 3 M. distant and is reached by electric railway. The village is the shipping point for a farming and dairying region. The river here falls 50 ft. and provides a good water power; among the manufactures are pumps and hydraulic machinery, woollen goods, wagons and farm implements. Seneca Falls was settled about 1790, and was first incorporated as a village in 1831, its charter as revised in 1902 being similar in some respects to that of a city. In Seneca Falls on the 19th and loth of July 1848 was held a Woman's Rights Convention, the first in the United States.'
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