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"Lockport, a city, the capital of Niagara co., N.Y., in Lockport township, on the Erie Canal, and on the Rochester & Niagara division of the New York Central Railroad, 25 miles N.N.E. of Buffalo, and 563 miles W. of Rochester. It is 285 miles by railroad or about 330 miles by canal W. by N. of Albany. It is partly built on the declivities of a terrace or long ridge, called the “Mountain Ridge.” The canal here descends about 60 feet from the level of Lake Erie to the Genesee level by 10 double combined locks of massive masonry. The abundant hydraulic power thus obtained is one of the main sources of the proserity of the city, and is utilized in numerous mills and factories. The canal here passes through a deep channel which has been cut in solid limestone and is several miles in extent. Lockport contains 15 churches, a large union school-house, 3 national banks, 3 other banks, and printing offices which issue 3 daily and 4 weekly newspapers. It has also a Catholic female academy, 6 or more flouring-mills (some of which are of the first class), numerous saw-mills, a woollen-factory, several iron-foundries, machine-shops, &c. Here are extensive quarries of Niagara limestone, an excellent material for building, which give employment to several hundred men. At this place the railroad crosses the canal by a viaduct 60 feet above the surface of the water. Lockport was incorporated as a city in 1865. Pop. (1890) 16,038; of the township, exclusive of the city, 2773."

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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    Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 5. - The Hodge Opera house building and the Gargling oil building, adjoining, in this city, were destroyed by fire early this... Read MORE...

  • News  1891 - Fatal Accident at Lockport.
    LOCKPORT, April 4. - Charles Swift, a young man of 18, fell into one of the locks yesterday afternoon and received injuries which will probably prove ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lockport, a city, the capital of Niagara co., N.Y., on the Erie Canal and on the Erie and the New York Central and Hudson River Rs., 25 miles NNE. of ... Read MORE...

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