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Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA

"Schenectady, a city of the state of New York, the county seat of Schenectady co., is situated on the Mohawk River and on the Erie Canal, the New York Central Rail road, and the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, 17 miles N.W. of Albany, and 78 miles E. by S. of Utica. Schenectady is chiefly celebrated as the seat of Union University, which was founded in 1795 under the name of Union College, and which embraces in its administration, besides Union College proper in this city, the Albany Medical School, the Albany aw School, the Albany College of Pharmacy, and the Dudley Observatory (all located in the city of Albany), the combined Faculties of the several schools numbering about 50 professors and instructors and the students aggregating about 500, of which nearly one-half are members of the college at Schenectady. There is a school of civil engineering and analytical chemistry connected with the college. Schenectady contains 14 churches, a city hall, 2 high schools, a national bank, 2 other banks, 2 large manufactories of machinery, engines, and boilers, several woollen mills, 2 flour-mills, manufactories of locomotives, shawls, threshing-machines, stoves, and brooms, and printing-offices which issue 2 daily and 3 weekly newspapers. The Schenectady Locomotive Works is said to be the second largest of its kind in the country; here also is the headquarters of the Edison General Electric Company. Schenectady was chartered as a city in 1798. Pop. in 1860, 9579; in 1870, 11,026; in 1880, 13,655; in 1890, 19,902."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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History of / News About Schenectady, New York, USA

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1661 - Schenectady founded
1690 - February 8 - French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement on fire
Three surprise raids were planned in February 1690 against villages in New England. The most...Read MORE...

1798 - Schenectady Incorporated

1824 - Schenectady
Schenectady, a City, and also a Post-Township, the capital of Schenectady County, situated on the...Read MORE...

1831 - August 9 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
1869 - Schenectady
SCHENECTADY CITY was patented with certain municipal rights, Nov. 4, 1684; it was chartered as a...Read MORE...

News  1892 - April 15 – The General Electric Company is established through the merger of the Thomson-Houston Company and the Edison General Electric Company.
April 15, 1892
News  1900 - MRS. ROGERS'S DEATH.
She Lived But Twenty Minutes After the Accident.

Providence, June 27 - Details have been...

News  1900 - Tornado
Schenectady, N Y, Nov. 22 - Several persons were injured and many others narrowly escaped death,...Read MORE...

Schenectady, a city, capital of Schenectady co., N.Y., is situated on the Mohawk River, on the Erie ...Read MORE...

Ringmaster Ready to Start Performance Before Vast Throng of Spectators When Fire Is Discovered -...Read MORE...

Schenectady, Dec. 3. - Schenectady's entire fire department battled hours yesterday afternoon and...Read MORE...

News  1928 - May 10 – The first regular schedule of television programming begins in Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB (the station is popularly known as WGY Television, after its sister radio station WGY).
May 10, 1928

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