International Paper Company

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International Paper Company


(1898-1975?) The International Paper occupied the northern edge of Tonawanda Island for over 50 years, processing lumber for use in magazines and stationery. Organized in 1898 and uniting disparate interests across New York and New England, the company in 1931 purchased the paper mill that had been established by the Tonawanda Paper Company on Tonawanda Island in 1924. Many residents still recall the distinctive odor of the factory, and its green treatment wells still stand conspicuously on Tonawanda Island's eastern shore.