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History of Mechanicville, New York, USA

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The first conspicuous casualty of the American Civil War, Elmer E. Ellsworth, was buried in Mechanicville in 1861.

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  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,...Read MORE...


  • The first documented occurrence of the name "Mechanicville" dates back to 1829.
    The name comes from the early settlers, who were independent mastercraftsmen such as millers, carpenters, or butchers, whose professions were...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Mechanicsville
    Mechanicsville, a post-village of Saratoga co., New York, on the Hudson river, and on the Champlain canal, 12 miles N. from Troy. It contains a...Read MORE...


  • Mechanicville became an incorporated village in 1859, when it had about 1000 inhabitants.
    It grew rapidly as textile mills, factories, and a linen thread company came to Mechanicville.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1878, additional railways came to the village of Mechanicville, and it became an important center of papermaking.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1895 - Mechanicsville
    Mechanicsville, a post-village of Saratoga co., N.Y., in Half Moon and Stillwater townships, on the W. bank of the Hudson River, on the Champlain...Read MORE...


  • In 1898, Robert Newton King built a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River in Mechanicville.
    The Mechanicville Hydroelectric Plant is now the oldest continuously-operating hydroelectric plant in the United States.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    The E.H. Strang Hose Co. Mechanicville, N.Y.
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    First National Bank
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Second Avenue, South from Spring St., Mechanicville, N.Y.
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  • 1906
    Mechanicsville, a banking post-village of Saratoga co., N.Y., on the W. bank of the Hudson River and on the Boston and Maine and Delaware and Hudson...Read MORE...


  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    West Virginia Pulp and Paper Mill, 1906
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    D. & H. Depot and Garden
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    South Main St. and Residence of John C. Duncan, 1907
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Broadway and Second St., 1908
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Champlain Canal and Post Office, 1908
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    N. Main Street
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Park Avenue and Main Street
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Barge Canal Lock No. 2
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    In the Boston and Maine Freight Yard
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Park Avenue, looking West
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Tallmadge Park
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Railroad Y.M.C.A. Building, 1910
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Hudson River Bridge, Mechanicville, N.Y.
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Hudson River Electric Co.
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Park Avenue and Hotel Leland
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Looking North on the Hudson River at Mechanicville, N.Y.
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  • Mechanicville became a city in 1915.


  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    First M. E. Church
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Manufacturers National Bank
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    North Main Street
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    Park Avenue, Looking West
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  • News 1930 - MAN KILLED AS IRON PIPE FALLS
    Mechanicville, N. Y., Feb. 19 - Joseph Mezerowicz, 41, was killed instantly here when a 30-foot iron stand-pipe fell on him while it was being moved...Read MORE...


  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    St. Lukes Episcopal Church, and Junior Senior High School, 1930
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    The Mechanicville Branch of the State Bank of ALbany
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  • Mechanicville, New York, USA
    The Municipal Building
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  • The largest paper mill in the world, which Mechanicville had hosted since 1904, ceased operations in 1971.

    www.wikipedia.org



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Mechanicville, New York, USA


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The E.H. Strang Hose Co. Mechanicville, N.Y.
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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First National Bank
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Second Avenue, South from Spring St., Mechanicville, N.Y.
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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West Virginia Pulp and Paper Mill, 1906
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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D. & H. Depot and Garden
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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South Main St. and Residence of John C. Duncan, 1907
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Broadway and Second St., 1908
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Champlain Canal and Post Office, 1908
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N. Main Street
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Park Avenue and Main Street
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Hudson River Bridge, Mechanicville, N.Y.
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Barge Canal Lock No. 2
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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In the Boston and Maine Freight Yard
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Park Avenue, looking West
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Tallmadge Park
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Railroad Y.M.C.A. Building, 1910
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Hudson River Electric Co.
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Park Avenue and Hotel Leland
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Looking North on the Hudson River at Mechanicville, N.Y.
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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First M. E. Church
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Manufacturers National Bank
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North Main Street
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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Park Avenue, Looking West
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Mechanicville, New York, USA
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St. Lukes Episcopal Church, and Junior Senior High School, 1930
Postcard

Mechanicville, New York, USA
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The Mechanicville Branch of the State Bank of ALbany
Postcard

Mechanicville, New York, USA
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The Municipal Building
Postcard
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  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

  • The first documented occurrence of the name "Mechanicville" dates back to 1829.
    The name comes from the early settlers, who were independent mastercraftsmen such as millers, carpenters, or butchers, whose professions were... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Mechanicsville
    Mechanicsville, a post-village of Saratoga co., New York, on the Hudson river, and on the Champlain canal, 12 miles N. from Troy. It contains a... Read MORE...

  • Mechanicville became an incorporated village in 1859, when it had about 1000 inhabitants.
    It grew rapidly as textile mills, factories, and a linen thread company came to Mechanicville.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1878, additional railways came to the village of Mechanicville, and it became an important center of papermaking.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Mechanicsville
    Mechanicsville, a post-village of Saratoga co., N.Y., in Half Moon and Stillwater townships, on the W. bank of the Hudson River, on the Champlain... Read MORE...

  • In 1898, Robert Newton King built a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River in Mechanicville.
    The Mechanicville Hydroelectric Plant is now the oldest continuously-operating hydroelectric plant in the United States.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1906
    Mechanicsville, a banking post-village of Saratoga co., N.Y., on the W. bank of the Hudson River and on the Boston and Maine and Delaware and Hudson... Read MORE...

  • Mechanicville became a city in 1915.
  • News  1930 - MAN KILLED AS IRON PIPE FALLS
    Mechanicville, N. Y., Feb. 19 - Joseph Mezerowicz, 41, was killed instantly here when a 30-foot iron stand-pipe fell on him while it was being moved... Read MORE...

  • The largest paper mill in the world, which Mechanicville had hosted since 1904, ceased operations in 1971.

    www.wikipedia.org

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