Early Days of the Tonawandas

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Early Days of the Tonawandas

Description

These book excerpts and articles shed light on the earliest days of the Tonawandas, as well as the nearby villages of Martinsville, Sawyer's Station, Gratwick and Ironton that would be incorporated into the city of North Tonawanda in 1897. See our Books for full-length works.

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Early sketch of Tonawanda (Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York, 1849).jpg

Early sketch of Tonawanda (Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York, 1849).jpg

Briefly mentions slow start of the area due to flooding problems, and the importance of the state ditches of 1840. Also: exhaustion of local "fine…

Description of Village of Tonawanda, book excerpt (Commerce, Manufactures and Resources of Buffalo and Environs, 1880).jpg

Description of Village of Tonawanda, book excerpt (Commerce, Manufactures and Resources of Buffalo and Environs, 1880).jpg

General progress and development to date. Lumber feet by year. Accounts of Tonawanda Herald and Index, as well as many lumber concerns such as J. A.…

Tonawanda News, full paper (1896-06-01).pdf

North Tonawanda NY Evening News 1896 Grayscale - 0626.pdf

After this date, the microfilm record of the paper is silent until November 1st, and the (remote) lighting of the "New Niagara Furnace" at the…