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History of Gloversville, New York, USA

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Gloversville, New York, USA

The region, historically known as "Kingsborough", was acquired by Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet. In 1752, Arent Stevens bought land. Puritans from New England settled there at the end of the 18th century. The proximity of hemlock forests to supply bark for tanning made the community a center of leather production early in its history. It earned its name for being the center of the American glovemaking industry for many years. Upon the establishment of a United States post office in 1828, "Gloversville" became the official name of the community. Prior to that Gloversville had been known as "Stump City" because of the large number of trees that had been cut down. In 1890–1950, 90% of all gloves sold in the United States - were made in Gloversville.

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  • 1854 - Gloversville
    Gloversville, a post-village of Fulton co., New York, 40 miles N. W. from Albany. It has 2 churches, and 1 bank.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.
    Gloversville, N. Y., April 16 - The walls of the new Tietz Building collapsed about noon to-day, causing the death of two painters and injuring two...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Gloversville
    Glov'ersville, a city of Fulton co., N.Y., on Cayadutta Creek, and on the Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail road, 53 miles N.W. of Albany, and 10...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - A HOLOCAUST. SIX LIVES LOST IN A HOTEL FIRE AT GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y.
    Gloversville, N. Y., Feb. 1. - The Alvord house, a five-story brick building, was totally destroyed by fire between 7 and 8 o'clock this...Read MORE...


  • Gloversville, New York, USA
    Melchoir Memorial Park and Band Stand, Gloversville, N.Y.
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  • Gloversville, New York, USA
    Fremont Street and M.E. Church
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  • News 1902 - NEW YORK WRECK - LATER PARTICULARS OF THE COLLISION ON THE ELECTRIC ROAD NEAR GLOVERSVILLE. TWELVE LIVES LOST.
    INJURIES OF SEVERAL OTHER PASSENGERS ARE REGARDED AS FATAL.
    MOTORMAN LOST CONTROL

    Open Car in Front Struck by the Heavy Combination Baggage Coach ...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - TERRIFIC EXPLOSION FOLLOWED BY FIRE
    GLOVERSVILLE, Jan. 16 - Ten lives were imperilled in a fire that destroyed a business block and living apartments in this city early to-night.

    The ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Gloversville, a city of Fulton co., N.Y., on Cayadutta Creek and on the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville R., 53 miles NW. of Albany. It is noted for ...Read MORE...


  • Gloversville, New York, USA
    Windsor Hotel
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  • Gloversville, New York, USA
    Nathan Littauer Hospital
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Fremont Street and M.E. Church
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Gloversville, New York, USA
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Melchoir Memorial Park and Band Stand, Gloversville, N.Y.
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Gloversville, New York, USA
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Windsor Hotel
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Gloversville, New York, USA
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Nathan Littauer Hospital
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  • 1854 - Gloversville
    Gloversville, a post-village of Fulton co., New York, 40 miles N. W. from Albany. It has 2 churches, and 1 bank.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1895 - Gloversville
    Glov'ersville, a city of Fulton co., N.Y., on Cayadutta Creek, and on the Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail road, 53 miles N.W. of Albany, and 10... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.
    Gloversville, N. Y., April 16 - The walls of the new Tietz Building collapsed about noon to-day, causing the death of two painters and injuring two... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - A HOLOCAUST. SIX LIVES LOST IN A HOTEL FIRE AT GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y.
    Gloversville, N. Y., Feb. 1. - The Alvord house, a five-story brick building, was totally destroyed by fire between 7 and 8 o'clock this... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - NEW YORK WRECK - LATER PARTICULARS OF THE COLLISION ON THE ELECTRIC ROAD NEAR GLOVERSVILLE. TWELVE LIVES LOST.
    INJURIES OF SEVERAL OTHER PASSENGERS ARE REGARDED AS FATAL.
    MOTORMAN LOST CONTROL

    Open Car in Front Struck by the Heavy Combination Baggage Coach ... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - TERRIFIC EXPLOSION FOLLOWED BY FIRE
    GLOVERSVILLE, Jan. 16 - Ten lives were imperilled in a fire that destroyed a business block and living apartments in this city early to-night.

    The ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Gloversville, a city of Fulton co., N.Y., on Cayadutta Creek and on the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville R., 53 miles NW. of Albany. It is noted for ... Read MORE...

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