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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Denton & Waterbury

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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. 160 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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The well known firm of Denton & Waterbury was founded at Forestport, New York, by Alonzo Denton and Nathaniel G. Waterbury and was an old pioneer firm in its line, being among the first to drive logs in the stream. After a number of years the firm decided to increase its business and in 1894 purchased the yard of M. C. West, located on Clinton street and Erie Canal, in Whitesboro, New York, and has increased the capacity of the yard as well as the capacity of the mill as the growing business demanded. In addition the firm has purchased another yard on Mohawk street, near the tracks of the New York Central Railroad and now has a finely equipped mill for turning out all kinds of mill work and interior trimming for contractors. The mill is provided with electric saws and all modern machinery and employs seventy-five people. The firm does both a wholesale and retail lumber business confined principally to Oneida and Herkimer counties, but also ships material all over the state.

The present firm is still run by the estate of Denton, one of the founders who remained in Forestport until his death, looking after the interests there, and the Nathaniel G. Waterbury estate, with Angus M. Waterbury, manager, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work.

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