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Alden in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Moffat's Tannery

 
 
Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
1. Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker
Inscription.  Earliest big industry in Alden from the 1850's to the early 1900's. Local and foreign hides tanned for upper leather. Hemlock bark from nearby forests hauled in by horse and wagon, used in the process. The large building spanned Tannery Creek.
 
Erected 1975 by Erie Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
 
Location. 42° 53.915′ N, 78° 30.038′ W. Marker is in Alden, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Broadway (U.S. 20) ¼ mile south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is next to the driveway for Rite Aid. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13090 Broadway, Alden NY 14004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Alden's Black Water Mineral Baths (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Secession & Reunion (approx. 3.9 miles away); Town Line, N.Y.
Westward View Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
2. Westward View Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Site of First Grist Mill (approx. 4.9 miles away); The 150th Anniversary of the Start of the Civil War (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Willis Hotel (approx. 4.9 miles away); Marilla World War Honor Holl (approx. 5 miles away); Members of the United States Armed Forces (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alden.
 
Eastward View Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
3. Eastward View Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker
Direct View Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 8, 2014
4. Direct View Site of Moffat's Tannery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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