Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 12

May 12, 1853: The Rochester and Lake Ontario Railroad makes its first run in 30 minutes from Charlotte to Rochester.  The railroad enabled goods and passengers arriving from Canada to reach New York City within 12 hours.  Properties along the route, including that of George Latta, doubled in value.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1.  Rochester History (1983) v. 45, n. 3, pg 21

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