There is a lot to do in Tonawanda new york, so when you visit Tonawanda you will want to do some research during the planning stages of your visit so that you can see everything that is important to your interest during your stay. The city is located in the western part of new york state, and making your home base in a hotel in Tonawanda new york can be a great choice if you are planning to explore the region which includes the Niagara river and part of the erie canal. There are many sites of historical interest in Tonawanda new york, so when you visit Tonawanda try to make time to connect with the rich heritage of the region to make your stay in Tonawanda new york an education and memorable one.
The first known settler of European descent was Henry Anquish, who first came to the area in the year eighteen hundred and three, over two hundred years ago. He was the first person to open a business in Tonawanda new york, as he opened a tavern to the public about three years after he arrived in Tonawanda new york. This single public house was the beginning of a lively settlement which is still going strong two centuries later.
However, you cannot see this original building when you visit Tonawanda because in the year eighteen thirteen british soldiers laid waste to everything in Tonawanda new york. They burned down every structure along the entire Niagara river except for a single home which belonged to a woman named Mrs. Francis. There is no clear reason why, out of all the homes in Tonawanda new york and the surrounding area, the british soldiers and their Indian allies spared this single home. This mysterious historical event is a testament to the fact that, no matter how many historical documents survive in Tonawanda new york, there is much that no historian will ever be able to piece together about the history of the early years of settlement in the united states of America.
In those days, there was not as much emphasis placed on preservation and conservation of historically notable documents and buildings. Luckily, those who live in Tonawanda new york have since wised up, and there is now a very active historical society in the area whose members are dedicated to preserving what is left of the heritage of those who have lived in Tonawanda new york throughout the centuries.
The village in Tonawanda new york began to be built in earnest in eighteen twenty three, when land was purchased by two settlers named Albert H. Tracy and Charles Townsend, who laid out a village and streets which served as the earliest serious infrastructure for the town which is still going strong so many years down the road. The people who settled in Tonawanda new york during this time were surprised a few years later in eighteen twenty five when the erie canal officially opened and created a population boom in Tonawanda new york, which became a convenient stop on the road west for many early pioneers.
Some of the buildings which were built in Tonawanda new york during these boom years are still available to be visited by tourists in Tonawanda new york today, so you will likely be able to include them in your itinerary when you visit Tonawanda new york.