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Watertown, New York, USA

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Where is Watertown, New York, USA? 

Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. It is situated approximately 20 miles (35 km) south of the Thousand Islands, and 70 miles north of Syracuse, NY.

Named after the many falls located on the Black River, the city developed early in the 19th century as a manufacturing center. From years of generating industrial wealth, in the early 20th century the city was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation. Residents of Watertown built a rich public and private architectural legacy. It is the smallest city to have a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the celebrated landscape architect who created Central Park in New York City.

Geographically, Watertown is located in the central part of Jefferson County. It lies 72 miles (116 km) northeast of Syracuse, New York and 31 miles (50 km) south of the Ontario border.

The city is known as the birthplace of the Five and dime and the safety pin, and is the home of Little Trees air fresheners. It manufactured the first portable steam engine. It has the longest continually operating county fair in the United States and holds the Red and Black football franchise, the oldest surviving semi-professional team in the United States.Wikipedia


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Watertown, New York, USA - St. Joachims Hospital, Watertown, N.Y.
Watertown, New York, USA

St. Joachims Hospital, Watertown, N.Y.
Watertown, New York, USA - Mrs. Emma Flower Taylors Residence, Watertown, N.Y.
Watertown, New York, USA

Mrs. Emma Flower Taylors Residence, Watertown, N.Y.
Watertown, New York, USA - Public Square Looking East Showing First Baptist Church and Town Clock, Watertown, N.Y.
Watertown, New York, USA

Public Square Looking East Showing First Baptist Church and Town Clock, Watertown, N.Y.
Watertown, New York, USA - Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Watertown, N.Y.
Watertown, New York, USA

Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Watertown, N.Y.

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News  1868 - Mention was made some time since of the resident of Watertown, N. Y., who wheeled his wife on a wheelbarrow from that place to Saratoga.
The trip was undertaken, on the advice of a physician, for the benefit of the wife's health....Read MORE...

News  1868 - A Watertown, N. Y., dispatch, October 21st says:
An extensive fraud is being perpetrated throughout the country, and especially in the West, by...Read MORE...

1869 - There are now twenty-two cities in New York State: Cohoes and Watertown being the latest additions.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 19, 1869
News  1875 - Fire
OTHER FIRES.

A fire broke out on Friday night in the paper mill and sack factory of Messrs....Read MORE...

News  1890 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
Fire Sunday night destroyed the two-story wooden block at the lower end of Court-street, Watertown, ...Read MORE...

News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Railroads Blockaded.
Watertown, N. Y., Feb. 9. - The severe cold wave which has prevailed over...Read MORE...

1898 - Watertown
In 1796 the veteran land surveyor, Benjamin Wright, laid out into townships and lots the entire...Read MORE...

1900 - November 14-15 - A record lake-effect snowstorm at Watertown, NY, produced 45 inches in 24 hours. The storm total was 49 inches.

The Weather Channel
1906
Watertown, a city, capital of Jefferson co., N.Y., on the S. bank of the Black River, about 10...Read MORE...

News  1918 - CHILD RESCUED FROM FIRE WITH MUCH DIFFICULTY - Fireman Goes Up Three Flights for Third Time to Save Baby.
Watertown, June 29. - A fire which broke out about 10:30 this evening among the boxes in the...Read MORE...

News  1930 - ENRAGED BEAR KILLS KEEPER WITH BLOW.
(By International News Service).

Watertown, N.Y., June 2. - An enraged female bear, separated...Read MORE...

1955 - October 22 - WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Sheely
 flag  Ella V SHEELY (1 September 1847, Watertown, New York, USA - 19 June 1934, Asheville, North Carolina, USA) gravestone

Waite
 flag  Nancy WAITE (31 December 1801, Watertown, New York, USA - 25 December 1883, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, USA) gravestone
 

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Barsham
immigrant flag  William BARSHAM (8 December 1588, Colchester, Essex, England - 13 July 1684, Watertown, New York, USA)

Caillé dit Leclair
flag  Marie Adelphine CAILLÉ dite LECLAIR (31 January 1859, Cornwall and Stormont, Ontario, Canada - 18 December 1922, Watertown, New York, USA)
flag  Martha Alice CAILLÉ dite LECLAIR (12 November 1880, Ross, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada - 1948, Watertown, New York, USA)
 

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