WORKHORSES of the Industrial Revolution: Hudson River Waterfalls

Dunn, Russell
April 2010
New York State Conservationist;Apr2010, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p2
The article explores the historical significance of the Hudson River in New York, which played an important role during the Industrial Revolution. Several industries that were established along the Hudson River Valley are cited, which were provided with hydropower by the river's waterfalls. A brief history of Glens Falls that was named after John Glen Jr., who established a mill by the falls, is offered. The article also offers information on Rockwell Falls, which was named after sawmill operator, Jeremy Rockwell.


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