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The History Of Deposit New York & Broome County
This area is centrally positioned between the metropolitan areas
of Syracuse and Albany, NY, and Scranton, PA

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One area tradition about the origin of the name Deposit says it stems from it being the place where lumber was deposited until river waters were high enough to allow shipping to Philadelphia. Before the coming of white settlers, this part of the Delaware River Valley was inhabited by the Delawares, the Mohawks, the Oneidas and Tuscaroras. To the Indians this area was known as Koo Koose or the place of owls. The first permanent settler was John Hulce who came from Orange County in 1789 and settled on the west side of the river at the northerly side of the village. In 1811 the village, containing only 12 dwellings, was incorporated. In 1851 the charter was amended to include 400 acres in the town of Sanford in Broome County. The next and present charter, made in 1871, was a very special act of the State Legislature because of the unique location of Deposit in 2 counties. This dual location has created some problems over time. Logging was at first the main industry as settlers cleared the land for residential purposes. Then this part of New York State became agricultural. But the rebuilding of highways and changing economy has reduced farming to a minimum. There have been and still are various industries, printing establishments, fiberboard processing, and harvesting and sale of bluestone from local quarries.
 
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