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History of Potsdam, New York, USA

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David Clarkson and Garret van Horn were early investors in the town, and white settlement began around 1803. The newcomers found Native Americans still residing in the town and in the fur trade.

The town was established in 1806 from part of the Town of Madrid. Potsdam is one of the original ten towns of St. Lawrence County.

The community of Potsdam set itself apart from the town in 1831 by incorporating as a village. The community of Raquetteville incorporated as the Village of Potsdam Junction (now Norwood) in 1871.

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  • 1854 - Potsdam
    Potsdam, a thriving post-village of Pots dam township, St. Lawrence county, New York, on Racket river, and on the route of the Potsdam and Watertown...Read MORE...


  • 1880 - The State Board of Education has offered the principalship of the State Normal School at Ypsilanti to Prof. M. MacVicar,
    principal of the State Normal and training school at Potsdam, N. Y. He has accepted and will enter upon his duties about November 1.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 11, 1880

  • News 1889 - A CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. BARNUM & BAILEY LOSE VALUABLE TRAINED ANIMALS IN A RAILROAD SMASH-UP. THIRTY-THREE FINE HORSES KILLED.
    TWO CAMELS AND A TRICK MULE ALSO PERISHED, AND THIRTY-SIX OTHER ANIMALS WERE INJURED - THE WRECK OCCURRED AT MIDNIGHT ON THE ROME, WATERTOWN AND...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Potsdam
    Potsdam, a post-village in Potsdam £ St. Lawrence co., N.Y., on the Racket River, and on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad, 11 miles E.N.E....Read MORE...


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    Market Street, Potsdam, N.Y.
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    Baptist Church, Potsdam, N.Y.
  • Potsdam, New York, USA
    State Normal School, Potsdam, N.Y.
  • 1906
    Potsdam, a banking post- village in Potsdam township (town), St. Lawrence co., N.Y., on the Raquette River and on the New York Central and Hudson...Read MORE...




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  • 1854 - Potsdam
    Potsdam, a thriving post-village of Pots dam township, St. Lawrence county, New York, on Racket river, and on the route of the Potsdam and Watertown... Read MORE...

  • 1880 - The State Board of Education has offered the principalship of the State Normal School at Ypsilanti to Prof. M. MacVicar,
    principal of the State Normal and training school at Potsdam, N. Y. He has accepted and will enter upon his duties about November 1. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 11, 1880
  • News  1889 - A CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. BARNUM & BAILEY LOSE VALUABLE TRAINED ANIMALS IN A RAILROAD SMASH-UP. THIRTY-THREE FINE HORSES KILLED.
    TWO CAMELS AND A TRICK MULE ALSO PERISHED, AND THIRTY-SIX OTHER ANIMALS WERE INJURED - THE WRECK OCCURRED AT MIDNIGHT ON THE ROME, WATERTOWN AND... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Potsdam
    Potsdam, a post-village in Potsdam £ St. Lawrence co., N.Y., on the Racket River, and on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad, 11 miles E.N.E.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Potsdam, a banking post- village in Potsdam township (town), St. Lawrence co., N.Y., on the Raquette River and on the New York Central and Hudson... Read MORE...

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