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History of Little Falls, New York, USA

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Little Falls, New York, USA

Little Falls was first settled by Europeans around 1723, when German Palatines were granted land under the Burnetsfield Patent. It was then the westernmost European settlement in the colony of New York. The need to portage around the falls promoted a trading location on the site of the future city. It was the first settlement in the town. The settlers were attacked during the French and Indian War, but rebuilt their farms.

The small settlement here was destroyed by Iroquois Indians, mostly Mohawk, and Tories in June 1782. The village was not resettled until 1790, and it was known at times as "Rockton" and "Rock City." Little Falls was incorporated as a village in 1811, and reincorporated in 1827. The City of Little Falls was chartered in 1895.

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  • 1854 - Little Falls
    Little Falls, or Rookton, a post-village in Rockton township, Herkimer county, New . York, on both sides of the Mohawk river, and on the Utica and...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - A WEST SHORE TRAIN SINKS IN A SWAMP NEAR LITTLE FALLS. The Wife Of Assemblyman CHAS. PRATT of Rochester Killed - Three Other Passengers Seriously Injured.
    A terrible and fatal accident occurred on the West Shore railroad shortly after midnight Monday, just above what is called "the Big Branch," situated ...Read MORE...


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  • 1895 - Little Falls
    Little Falls, a post-village of Herkimer co., N.Y., on both sides of the Mohawk River, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central Railroad, 73 1/ ...Read MORE...


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  • 1916
    Littlefalls, a city of Herkimer oo., N.Y., on both sides of the Mohawk River, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central and Hudson River and...Read MORE...


  • 1940 - April 19 - "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY

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  • 1854 - Little Falls
    Little Falls, or Rookton, a post-village in Rockton township, Herkimer county, New . York, on both sides of the Mohawk river, and on the Utica and... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - A WEST SHORE TRAIN SINKS IN A SWAMP NEAR LITTLE FALLS. The Wife Of Assemblyman CHAS. PRATT of Rochester Killed - Three Other Passengers Seriously Injured.
    A terrible and fatal accident occurred on the West Shore railroad shortly after midnight Monday, just above what is called "the Big Branch," situated ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Little Falls
    Little Falls, a post-village of Herkimer co., N.Y., on both sides of the Mohawk River, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central Railroad, 73 1/ ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Littlefalls, a city of Herkimer oo., N.Y., on both sides of the Mohawk River, on the Erie Canal, and on the New York Central and Hudson River and... Read MORE...

  • 1940 - April 19 - "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY

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