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History of Salamanca, New York, USA

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What is now known as the city of Salamanca was originally two separate communities, one on Little Valley Creek and the other on Great Valley Creek; the westernmost one of the two was called "Hemlock", a name derived from the numerous hemlock trees throughout the surrounding mountains. Hemlock was later renamed "West Salamanca" and (although it was marked on road signs as late as the 1990s) was eventually incorporated into the single city of Salamanca. The city was incorporated in 1913.

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  • News 1888 - At Salamanca, N. Y. , a fire on the 29th ult. destroyed the opera-house, the post-office and other buildings, causing a heavy loss.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 3, 1888

  • 1888 - Feb. 10 - Three persons fatally injured in railroad wreck at Salamanca, N. Y.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889

  • News 1889 - Salamanca's Streets Washed.
    SALAMANCA, June 5. - People moved out in boats from their houses on William, Water and Allegany streets and the lower end of river street. The iron...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Salamanca
    Salamanca, a post-village in Salamanca township, Cattaraugus co., N.Y., on the Alleghany River, and on the Erie Railroad, 46 miles E.S.E. of Dunkirk, ...Read MORE...


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    Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Station, Salamanca, N.Y.
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  • 1906
    Salamanca, a banking post-village in Salamanca township (town), Cattaraugus oo., N.Y., on the Alleghany River and on the Erie and other railroads, 34 ...Read MORE...


  • Salamanca, New York, USA
    Masonic Temple
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  • 1913 - Salamanca - incorporated in 1913


  • Salamanca, New York, USA
    Main Street, Looking North, Salamanca, N.Y.
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  • News 1923 - FIRE LEAVES PATH OF RUINS IN SALAMANCA. BUSINESS AREA AND RESIDENCES BURNED; 5 HURT. MANY OVERCOME BY SMOKE AND HEAT AS CONFLAGRATION SWEEPS SALAMANCA, BLASTS SPREAD FLAMES.
    3 FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE CALLED TO SCENE.

    CITY HALL, THEATERS AND BIG BUILDINGS LAID WASTE; DAMAGE PLACED AT BETWEEN $500,000 AND...Read MORE...


  • News 1936 - T. J. DOTSON IS BADLY HURT - Suffers Fracture of Skull in Fall from Top of Locomotive in Yards Here.
    Thomas J. Dotson, about 38 years old, of 263 Wildwood avenue, suffered a fracture of the skull when he fell about 12 feet from the top of a...Read MORE...




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Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Station, Salamanca, N.Y.
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Masonic Temple
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Main Street, Looking North, Salamanca, N.Y.
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  • 1888 - Feb. 10 - Three persons fatally injured in railroad wreck at Salamanca, N. Y.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889
  • News  1888 - At Salamanca, N. Y. , a fire on the 29th ult. destroyed the opera-house, the post-office and other buildings, causing a heavy loss.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 3, 1888
  • News  1889 - Salamanca's Streets Washed.
    SALAMANCA, June 5. - People moved out in boats from their houses on William, Water and Allegany streets and the lower end of river street. The iron... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Salamanca
    Salamanca, a post-village in Salamanca township, Cattaraugus co., N.Y., on the Alleghany River, and on the Erie Railroad, 46 miles E.S.E. of Dunkirk, ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Salamanca, a banking post-village in Salamanca township (town), Cattaraugus oo., N.Y., on the Alleghany River and on the Erie and other railroads, 34 ... Read MORE...

  • 1913 - Salamanca - incorporated in 1913
  • News  1923 - FIRE LEAVES PATH OF RUINS IN SALAMANCA. BUSINESS AREA AND RESIDENCES BURNED; 5 HURT. MANY OVERCOME BY SMOKE AND HEAT AS CONFLAGRATION SWEEPS SALAMANCA, BLASTS SPREAD FLAMES.
    3 FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE CALLED TO SCENE.

    CITY HALL, THEATERS AND BIG BUILDINGS LAID WASTE; DAMAGE PLACED AT BETWEEN $500,000 AND... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - T. J. DOTSON IS BADLY HURT - Suffers Fracture of Skull in Fall from Top of Locomotive in Yards Here.
    Thomas J. Dotson, about 38 years old, of 263 Wildwood avenue, suffered a fracture of the skull when he fell about 12 feet from the top of a... Read MORE...

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