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The Gleason Tool Company at Brown's Race, ca. 1890s.
From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.View Collection
The Erie Canal Aqueduct over the Genesee River, 1890
From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.View Timeline
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