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"Canandaigua, a beautiful post-village, capital of Ontario co., N.Y., is situated in a township of its own name, at the northern end and outlet of Canandaigua Lake, and on the Auburn Branch of the New York Central Railroad, which connects here with the Northern Central Railroad, 28 miles S.E. of Rochester, 222 miles W. by N. from Albany, and 69 miles N.N.W. of Elmira. It is also the east terminus of the Batavia Branch of the New York Central Railroad. The site is elevated, and commands a beautiful view of the lake, which is navigated by steamboats. Here are many handsome residences, with gardens and ornamental grounds, Canandaigua contains a fine court-house, 6 churches, the Canandaigua Academy, a female seminary, a union school, a national bank, several other banks, a hospital for the in sane, the Ontario Orphan Asylum, a Catholic orphanage, a brewery, a spoke-factory, a tin-factory, &c. Three weekly newspapers are published here. Pop. in 1890, 5868."

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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  • News  1867 - SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE CENTRAL RAILROAD.
    From the Albany Journal, June 15.

    The second steamboat express train from the West, due here at 9:20 last evening, met with a serious accident... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - A man gave himself into the custody of the Philadelphia police the other evening, representing that he had, on the 20th of November, killed his mother by a blow at Canandaigua, N.Y.
    He was searched, as is usual, and put into a cell, and subsequently it was discovered that he had a razor, and was in the act of cutting his throat.... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - At Canandaigua, N. Y., on the 13th, the juries in the cases of General Starr and Colonel Thompson,
    tried for violation of the Neutrality laws, for being connected with the Fenians, rendered verdicts of guilty on two counts of the indictments, with... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - DOCTOR AND 3 WOMEN DIE IN AUTO CRASH. Motor Car, Driven by Rochester Physician, Hit by Trolley. COLLISION OCCURS AT CROSSING.
    Accident Happened on Steep Grade and Passengers Say the Car Was Going at a Rate of Fifty Miles an Hour.

    Canandaigua, N. Y. - DR. GEORGE WALDRON, a ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Canandaigna, a banking post-village and resort, cap ital of Ontario co., N.Y., is situated in a township (town) of its own name, at the northern end... Read MORE...

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