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Plattsburgh, New York, USA - 1906
Plattsburg, a post-village and port of entry, capital of Clinton co., N.Y., in Plattsburg township (town), at the mouth of the Saranac River, which here enters Cumberland Bay, a part of Lake Champlain, and on the Delaware and Hudson R., 138 miles (direct) N. by E. of Albany. It has a safe and commodious harbor and extensive water-power and manufactures iron, flour, pulp and paper, and sewing- machines. Lumber, iron, and grain are the chief articles of export. Steamboats ply regularly between this port and other places on the lake. Plattsburg is an important military post, and its barracks are among the largest in the United States. It is the seat of a state normal school. About 2 miles distant is Cliff Haven, the seat of the Roman Catholic Summer-School of America. On September 11, 1814, Commodore McDonough gained a complete victory over the British fleet in Cumberland Bay, near Plattsburg. At the same time the American General Macomb repulsed a superior land force which, under General Prevost, had attacked the place. Pop. in 1900, 8434 ; of the town, 11,612.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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