Cohoes has long held an attraction for visitors, with reports from European travelers at the Cohoes Falls dating to the 17th century. The Cohoes Falls were a favored destination for writers and romantics, daredevils and diplomats. The textile mills in Cohoes, powered by water from the Mohawk River and an innovative power canal system, would draw immigrant mill workers, industrialists, and engineers. Cohoes was a crossroads for travelers because of its thriving industries, natural wonders, and strategic location along major transportation networks--the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, the Erie and Champlain Canals, railroads, and highways. Those arriving in Cohoes came from all walks of life and many places. In this book, historic postcards take readers on a tour of the sites of Cohoes, including downtown, the mill district, the island, and the hill.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Postcard History Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
The Spindle City Historic Society is a group that promotes appreciation for and preservation of the historic assets and character of the city of Cohoes. It publishes a quarterly newsletter featuring articles on various aspects of the city's history, directs tours, and provides programs about various cultural and historical events of significance to Cohoes.