Clyde Historical Highlights

Clyde Historical Highlights (HM2FHW)

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N 43° 4.835', W 76° 52.277'

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1722 Blockhouse constructed
1782 Military Tract #27 (now Town of Galen) established for Revolutionary War medical staff veterans
1811 Permanent settlement, Luaraville, begins south of river
1825 Erie Canal completed/Stow Insurance Office opens
1828 Clyde Glass Works begins operations
1835 Settlements on both sides of river incorporated as Village of Clyde
1846 Meeting at Baptist Church leads to formation of Rochester & Syracuse Railroad (later New York Central Railroad)
1852 John Jones produces early typewriter
1853 First train stops in Clyde
1858 Mason jar patent leads to major production in Clyde
1861 Abraham Lincoln inaugural train stops in Clyde; Lincoln speaks to crowd of 3000 people
1868 Portable steam engines and boilers manufactured in Clyde by S.W. Wood & Son
1878 H.C. Hemingway Co., food processors, begins its nearly 100 years of operation
1884 West Shore Railroad begins service on south bank of river
1894 Clyde's Charles T. Saxon elected New York Lieutenant Governor
1896 Undefeated Clyde village football team beats several college squads
1908 Rochester, Syracuse, & Eastern trolley begins service
1912 Bandstand in village park erected
1918 Barge Canal improvements reroutes canal along course of Clyde River
1932 Statue of George

Washington erected by Sons of Italy
1937 Katherine Wykle elected first woman mayor of a village in New York
1940 Clyde Central School opens/Old Clyde High School used as POW camp from 1943-46
1941 Acme Electric (followed by General Electric) initiates electronics industry in Clyde
1967 Clyde Industrial Park dedicated
1976 Replica of original Blockhouse erected
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
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Date Added Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 347672 N 4771462
Decimal Degrees43.08058333, -76.87128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.835', W 76° 52.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 50.1" N, 76° 52' 16.62" W
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