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Additional material regarding this subject can be accessed by visiting the society, located in the basement of the Old Point School, 2 Paris Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Contact information, and a fascinating video that shows the society’s facilities, can be viewed on the New Hartford Historical Society's website. The society boasts an unequalled collection of New Hartford memorabilia.
New Hartford, New York was founded by Jedediah Sanger in the late 18th century. It’s located in Oneida County near Utica. Throughout the 19th century, New Hartford was known for its manufacturing industries, including: textiles, tanneries, and metalworks. New Hartford owes its history of industrial success to its location on Sauquoit Creek, which generated power to run the mills. The Seneca Turnpike, an early toll road, also helped the region prosper.