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Elmira, New York, USA - 1916


Elmira, a city and the capital of Chemung co., N.Y., is situated on both sides of the Chemung River, in a wide and fertile valley, at the mouth of Newtown Creek, and on the Erie, the Lackawanna, the Lehigh Valley and the Northern Central Rs., 274 miles WNW. of New York. It contains a government building, a state reformatory, state armory, the Steele Memorial Free Library, the Elmira College, the Academy of Our Lady, etc., and has extensive manufactures of railroad iron, iron castings, steel plate, iron bridges, farming-implements, steam fire-engines, boilers, boots and shoes, carriages, edge-tools, bicycles, incubators, glass, tobacco, etc. Here are extensive railroad- car shops. Elmira was incorporated in 1865. Pop. in 1 880, 20,541 ; in 1890, 30,893 ; in 1900, 35,672.

Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

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