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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
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) mile south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is next to the driveway for Rite Aid. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13090 Broadway, Alden NY 14004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 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); Niagara Frontier (approx. 6.3 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Town of Clarence - Ransom's Grove
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. 7.3 miles away); Town of Clarence - First Grist Mill in Erie County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Clarence Town Park (approx. 7.4 miles away); Watchman's Flag Shanty, West Shore Railroad (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alden.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 42 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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