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“The Brush Manufacture of Lansingburgh” (1866)

THE BRUSH MANUFACTURE OF LANSINGBURGH. Everybody knows that the two specialties of the ‘burgh are the brush and oil cloth manufactures, and that the brush business is the specialty par endurence. It was by an accidental circumstance that just fifty… Continue Reading →

“Lansingburgh as Seen by a Stranger” (1869)

Lansingburgh as Seen by a Stranger. [Correspondence of the Lockport Journal.] LANSINGBURGH, March 25, 1869. Adjoining the city of Troy on the north is the village of Lansingburgh, containing some seven thousand inhabitants. The people are largely engaged in brush… Continue Reading →

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