Rochester

Once known as the "Flour Capital of the World,"  Rochester milled more flour than anywhere else on Earth.  The High Falls of the Genesee River provided the power, and along a short stretch of the river, numerous mills and factories flourished.  Brown's Race was built to make it possible to add even more factories.  A walking tour of this historic area provides insight into this period in Rochester's economic history.  Highlights include the remains of the Triphammer Forge with its original water wheel and a small, but very interesting and well done museum at the Center at High Falls Visitor Center.

 

Rochester was also the home of two very well-known civil rights activists--Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.  The Susan B. Anthony House is open to the public for guided tours.  In a nearby park, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass sit having tea.

 

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