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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