Introduction
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                                                            Table of Contents

Chapter One.............................................................................................EARLY BEGINNINGS

Chapter Two......................................................................LOCKPORT AND THREE RIVERS
                                                                                                            (platted as villages - 1836)

Chapter Three - 1855 - 1870.................................................THREE RIVERS (FIRST WARD)
                                                                                           (becomes a corporate village - 1855)
                                                                                      LOCKPORT  (remains unincorporated)

Chapter Four - 1871 - 1900...............................................THREE RIVERS INCORPORATES
                                                                                            (Lockport, Canada, Brooklyn, 1871)

Chapter Five - 1905...............................................THREE RIVERS RECEIVED A CHARTER
                                                                                                     FROM STATE LEGISLATIVE
                                                                                                                  (becomes a city - 1905)

Chapter Six............................................................................................................."MEMORIES"
 

                                                                  Prologue

    When one starts to collect history from 150 years ago it becomes a very difficult task.  To compile all of it, and to try to fit it into a small souvenir book is impossible.  We are just reminiscing about the very early years.
    This is not a complete history of Three Rivers.  With some exceptions we do not go beyond the early 1920's.  If we have made mistakes in names, places, dates, we didn't mean to.  If we have forgotten your great grandfather or favorite uncle, please forgive us.  If we have omitted incidents you would have included we can't help it now.
    Our hope is that many people will hunt through their memories, through printed material they have saved, and will find many interesting stories about Three Rivers.  If you donate your pictures and information that you may find to the Library or to the D.A.R. Museum at the Sue Silliman House, we can enlarge our knowledge of Three Rivers through the years and save it for future generations.
    Get ready to take pen in hand, for the next recording of Three Rivers history will be yours.  The next generation can go on from where we left off.

                                   (signed)  Lucile Haring      (signed)   Phyllis Agosti
                                            Lucile Haring                         Phyllis Agosti

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