Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23

January 23, 1876: Work is completed on a water system providing fresh water from Hemlock lake to the city of Rochester. Two reservoirs are constructed in Rush and Highland Park. A fountain in Highland Park is built with jets that shoot water 50 feet into the air for the purpose of providing aeration.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York (1908); Peck, William F.; page 98
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