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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alden, New York
Location of Alden, New York
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|It is believed that the residents of Town Line, NY met at the schoolhouse near this marker following the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 and voted 80-45 to secede from the Union. The story is undocumented and their reasons are unknown. . . . — — Map (db m118944) HM|
|In 1891, black mineral water was found while drilling for gas. Medicinal value as "nature's remedy for rheumatism", in 1903, became world famous. The "original baths", a frame bath house, opened November 1904.
Erected by Erie County . . . — — Map (db m75250) HM|
|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. — — Map (db m75544) HM|