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History of Oswego, New York, USA

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Oswego, New York, USA

The British established a trading post in the area in 1722 and fortified it with a log palisade later called Fort Oswego. The first fortification on the site of the current Fort Ontario was built by the British in 1755 and called the "Fort of the Six Nations."

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  • 1854 - Oswego
    Osweoo, a city, port of entry, and semi- capital of Oswego county, New York, is situated on the S. E. shore of Lake Ontario, and on both sides of...Read MORE...


  • 1868 - March 27 - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.

    historyorb.com

  • News 1869 - A diamond ring, which had been lost since the fall of 1823, was found in a well in Oswego, N. Y., a few days ago.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 3, 1869

  • News 1869 - An unknown benefactor in Oswego, N. Y., has directed the distribution of 3,000 loaves of bread to the poor.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 23, 1869

  • News 1871 - Oswego, N. Y., manufactures annually over 12,000,000 pounds of starch.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871

  • News 1888 - COASTING ACCIDENT - A "Bob" Running at the Rate of Seventy-five Miles an Hour Collides With a Load of Timber.
    OSWEGO, N. Y., January 16. - Benjamin Sawyer, one of the young men injured in the coasting accident Saturday evening, is dead and one or two others...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - On the 12th Frank Donovan, aged ten years, was shot and killed at Oswego, N. Y. by Lewis Clark, aged thirteen years, while playing with a gun.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 16, 1888

  • 1895 - Oswego
    Oswego, a city and port of entry, capital of Oswego co., N.Y., is situated on the S.E. shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Oswego River, which ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Oswego
    The town of Oswego, situated in the northwest corner of the county and lying wholly within the old Military Tract, was erected from Hannibal the 20th ...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - Big Blaze at Oswego.
    OSWEGO, N. Y., Sept. 21. - At an early hour yesterday morning fire destroyed the entire plants of the Silver Metal company and the Seliger Toothill...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - BURNED TO DEATH - In a Hotel Fire - Others Fatally Injured.
    HERALD-STAR Special Telegraphic Service.

    OSWEGO, N. Y., June 21. - The Eagle hotel, a three-story wooden structure, was gutted by fire this...Read MORE...


  • Oswego, New York, USA
    St. John's Church, Oswego, N.Y.
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  • 1906
    Oswego, a city and port of entry, capital of Oswego oo., N.Y., is situated on the SE. shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Oswego River, which...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - GIRL STUDENTS ESCAPE FIRE. ONE IN OSWEGO STATE NORMAL SCHOOL LEAPS FROM WINDOW.
    Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 23. - Fire in the Welland, a four-story wooden and stone building used as a dormitory by young women students at the Oswego...Read MORE...


  • Oswego, New York, USA
    View of Harbor and State Grain Elevator, Oswego, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • Oswego, New York, USA
    Post Office and Pontiac Hotel, Oswego, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • News 1957 - GAS BLAST IN TUNNEL FATAL TO 4.
    Oswego, N.Y. (AP) - An explosion tore through a tunnel cut in rock 100 feet below Lake Ontario and killed three construction workers yesterday. The...Read MORE...


  • News January 27, 1966 - Oswego, NY, was in the midst of a five day lake effect storm which left the town buried under 102 inches of snow.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 27, 1966



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St. John's Church, Oswego, N.Y.
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View of Harbor and State Grain Elevator, Oswego, N.Y.
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Post Office and Pontiac Hotel, Oswego, N.Y.
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History and News of Oswego, New York, USA

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  • 1854 - Oswego
    Osweoo, a city, port of entry, and semi- capital of Oswego county, New York, is situated on the S. E. shore of Lake Ontario, and on both sides of... Read MORE...

  • 1868 - March 27 - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.

    historyorb.com
  • News  1869 - An unknown benefactor in Oswego, N. Y., has directed the distribution of 3,000 loaves of bread to the poor.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 23, 1869
  • News  1869 - A diamond ring, which had been lost since the fall of 1823, was found in a well in Oswego, N. Y., a few days ago.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 3, 1869
  • News  1871 - Oswego, N. Y., manufactures annually over 12,000,000 pounds of starch.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871
  • News  1888 - COASTING ACCIDENT - A "Bob" Running at the Rate of Seventy-five Miles an Hour Collides With a Load of Timber.
    OSWEGO, N. Y., January 16. - Benjamin Sawyer, one of the young men injured in the coasting accident Saturday evening, is dead and one or two others... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - On the 12th Frank Donovan, aged ten years, was shot and killed at Oswego, N. Y. by Lewis Clark, aged thirteen years, while playing with a gun.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 16, 1888
  • 1895 - Oswego
    The town of Oswego, situated in the northwest corner of the county and lying wholly within the old Military Tract, was erected from Hannibal the 20th ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Oswego
    Oswego, a city and port of entry, capital of Oswego co., N.Y., is situated on the S.E. shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Oswego River, which ... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Big Blaze at Oswego.
    OSWEGO, N. Y., Sept. 21. - At an early hour yesterday morning fire destroyed the entire plants of the Silver Metal company and the Seliger Toothill... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - BURNED TO DEATH - In a Hotel Fire - Others Fatally Injured.
    HERALD-STAR Special Telegraphic Service.

    OSWEGO, N. Y., June 21. - The Eagle hotel, a three-story wooden structure, was gutted by fire this... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Oswego, a city and port of entry, capital of Oswego oo., N.Y., is situated on the SE. shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Oswego River, which... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - GIRL STUDENTS ESCAPE FIRE. ONE IN OSWEGO STATE NORMAL SCHOOL LEAPS FROM WINDOW.
    Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 23. - Fire in the Welland, a four-story wooden and stone building used as a dormitory by young women students at the Oswego... Read MORE...

  • News  1957 - GAS BLAST IN TUNNEL FATAL TO 4.
    Oswego, N.Y. (AP) - An explosion tore through a tunnel cut in rock 100 feet below Lake Ontario and killed three construction workers yesterday. The... Read MORE...

  • News  January 27, 1966 - Oswego, NY, was in the midst of a five day lake effect storm which left the town buried under 102 inches of snow.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 27, 1966

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