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The population reached 62,386 in 1870, 162,608 in 1900 and 295,750 in 1920.

By 1950, the population had reached a high of 332,488.

Having doubled its population in only 10 years, Rochester became America's first "boomtown".

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Rochester was founded shortly after the American Revolution by a wave of English-Puritan descended immigrants from New England who were looking for new agricultural land. They chose the site because its three cataracts on the Genesee offered great potential for water power.

They would be the dominant cultural group in Rochester for over a century. Beginning in 1811, and with a population of 15, the three founders surveyed the land and laid out streets and tracts.

Anthony Amendment because of her work toward its passage, which she did not live to see.

At the end of the 19th century, anarchist Emma Goldman lived and worked in Rochester for several years, where she championed the cause of labor in Rochester sweatshops.

Rochester was first known as "the Young Lion of the West", and then as the "Flour City".

By 1838, Rochester was the largest flour-producing city in the United States.In 1950, the Census Bureau reported Rochester's population as 97.6% white and 2.3% black.With industrial restructuring in the later 20th century, and the decline of industry and jobs in the area, by 2010, the city's population had declined to 210,565, although the metropolitan area was considerably larger.Allied with the British, four major Iroquois tribes were forced out of New York. (1761–1839), all of Hagerstown, Maryland, purchased a 100-acre (ca.As a reward for their loyalty to the British Crown, they were given a large land grant on the Grand River in Canada. 40 ha) tract from the state in Western New York along the Genesee River.The Rochester area has been the birthplace to Kodak, Western Union, Bausch & Lomb, Gleason and Xerox, which conduct extensive research and manufacturing of industrial and consumer products.

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