TONAWANDA , acity of
See also:county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., about II m. by
See also:rail N. of
See also:Buffalo on the Niagara
See also:River at the mouth of Tonawanda Creek (opposite
See also:North Tonawanda), and on the Erie Canal . Pop . (1900), 7421, of whom 1834 were
See also:born; (1910
See also:census), 8290 . Tonawanda is served by the New York Central & Hudson River and the Erie
See also:railways, and is connected with Buffalo, Niagara Falls and
See also:Lockport by electric lines . The
See also:industries depend chiefly on electric power generated by the Niagara Falls, 11 m. distant . There are
See also:rolling-mills, planing-mills,
See also:ship-yards, and blast-furnaces, and among the manufactures are wooden
See also:flour and paper . The surrounding region was the scene of hostilities during the Seven Years' War, and the War of 1812 . The first permanent
See also:white settlement was made about 1809, and Tonawanda was incorporated as a
See also:village in 1854 and was chartered as a city in 1903 .
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