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Watertown, New York, USA

The area was first organized as the township of Watertown in 1801. Lumber, paper, and potash industries were developed, and the village of Watertown was separately incorporated in 1816. During a county fair, held there in 1878, F.W. Woolworth originated the idea of selling a fixed-price line of merchandise. When local timber resources were depleted, the community, with ample waterpower, acquired other industries.

Manufactures now include paper, locomotive air brakes, zinc die castings, air fresheners, electric motors, medical devices, and irrigation systems. Watertown continues to serve as a trade and distribution point for surrounding dairy farms...

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  • 1854 - Watertown
    Watertown, a flourishing post-borough, capital of Jefferson county, New York, is situated in Watertown township, on the left or S. bank of Black...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 negotiating forged drafts purporting to be drawn by...Read MORE...


  • 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. Recently the couple passed through Utica on their way...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. Taggath and Davis, in Watertown, N. Y., caused by an...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    Fire Sunday night destroyed the two-story wooden block at the lower end of Court-street, Watertown, N. Y., owned by A. E. Baron, and occupied by...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 this section for the past two days has been...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Watertown
    Watertown, a city, the capital of Jefferson co., N.Y., is situated on the S. bank of Black River, about 10 miles from its entrance into Lake Ontario, ...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - Watertown
    In 1796 the veteran land surveyor, Benjamin Wright, laid out into townships and lots the entire Black river tract, or the eleven towns, comprising...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

  • Watertown, New York, USA
    St. Joachims Hospital, Watertown, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Watertown, a city, capital of Jefferson co., N.Y., on the S. bank of the Black River, about 10 miles from its entrance into Lake Ontario and 70 miles ...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 basement of the Cooperative store, a stock concern that...Read MORE...


  • Watertown, New York, USA
    Mrs. Emma Flower Taylors Residence, Watertown, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • Watertown, New York, USA
    Public Square Looking East Showing First Baptist Church and Town Clock, Watertown, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • News 1930 - ENRAGED BEAR KILLS KEEPER WITH BLOW.
    (By International News Service).

    Watertown, N.Y., June 2. - An enraged female bear, separated from its mate, killed its keeper here today when the ...Read MORE...


  • Watertown, New York, USA
    Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Watertown, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • 1955 - October 22 - WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com



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St. Joachims Hospital, Watertown, N.Y.
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Mrs. Emma Flower Taylors Residence, Watertown, N.Y.
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Public Square Looking East Showing First Baptist Church and Town Clock, Watertown, N.Y.
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Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Watertown, N.Y.
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  • 1854 - Watertown
    Watertown, a flourishing post-borough, capital of Jefferson county, New York, is situated in Watertown township, on the left or S. bank of Black... Read MORE...

  • 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. Recently the couple passed through Utica on their way... 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 negotiating forged drafts purporting to be drawn 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. Taggath and Davis, in Watertown, N. Y., caused by an... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    Fire Sunday night destroyed the two-story wooden block at the lower end of Court-street, Watertown, N. Y., owned by A. E. Baron, and occupied by... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Watertown
    Watertown, a city, the capital of Jefferson co., N.Y., is situated on the S. bank of Black River, about 10 miles from its entrance into Lake Ontario, ... 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 this section for the past two days has been... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - Watertown
    In 1796 the veteran land surveyor, Benjamin Wright, laid out into townships and lots the entire Black river tract, or the eleven towns, comprising... 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 miles from its entrance into Lake Ontario and 70 miles ... 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 basement of the Cooperative store, a stock concern that... Read MORE...

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

    Watertown, N.Y., June 2. - An enraged female bear, separated from its mate, killed its keeper here today when the ... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com

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