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Lockport, New York, USA

It was founded in 1821 and grew around the series of five double locks (1847) of the Erie Canal built to overcome a difference of about 60 feet (18 metres) between the levels of Lake Erie and the Genesee River. Two modern locks (1918) of the New York State Canal System replaced one of the sets of five locks; the remaining original series of locks now exist as a cascade of five waterfalls. The city lies in the heart of the Niagara Frontier fruit belt. Utilizing the abundant waterpower of the Niagara River, it has developed diversified industries, including the manufacture of auto parts, valves, paperboard, and precision steel punches. There is a canal museum, and boat rides are offered on the canal. Inc. village, 1829; city, 1865.

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  • 1854 - Lockport
    Lockport, a flourishing post-village, capital of Niagara county, New York, on the Erie canal, and on the Rochester, Lockport, and Niagara Falls...Read MORE...


  • News 1881 - LOCKPORT'S LOSS BY FIRE. THE OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BUILDING DESTROYED - LOSS ABOUT $150,000.
    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...


  • 1895 - Lockport
    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...Read MORE...


  • Lockport, New York, USA
    Niagara Street showing County Clerk's Office & Jail, Lockport, N.Y.
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  • Lockport, New York, USA
    Main Street, Looking East
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  • 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...


  • Lockport, New York, USA
    Locks, Looking East, Lockport, N.Y.
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Niagara Street showing County Clerk's Office & Jail, Lockport, N.Y.
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Main Street, Looking East
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Locks, Looking East, Lockport, N.Y.
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  • 1854 - Lockport
    Lockport, a flourishing post-village, capital of Niagara county, New York, on the Erie canal, and on the Rochester, Lockport, and Niagara Falls... Read MORE...

  • News  1881 - LOCKPORT'S LOSS BY FIRE. THE OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BUILDING DESTROYED - LOSS ABOUT $150,000.
    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...

  • 1895 - Lockport
    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... 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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