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"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. of Canton, and about 30 miles E. by S. of Ogdensburg. It has a bridge across the river, which here affords abundant 'water-power. It contains 7 churches, a state normal and training school, a national bank, a newspaper office, 2 ma chine-shops, a flouring-mill, several large saw-mills, and other manufactories. Here are quarries of Potsdam sand stone, a good material for building. It is of the Lower Silurian formation, and derives its name from this place. The township is traversed by the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad, and contains the village of Norwood. Pop. of the village (1890), 3961; of the township, 8939."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 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...


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    Market Street, Potsdam, N.Y.
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    Baptist Church, Potsdam, N.Y.
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    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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