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  • 35-18 #1- The Setting- Nov '06 35-18 #1- The Setting- Nov '06
  • 35-18 #2- Down the Stairs 35-18 #2- Down the Stairs
  • 35-18 #3- Another View 35-18 #3- Another View
  • 35-18 #4- Ice Cream on the Bridge 35-18 #4- Ice Cream on the Bridge
  • 35-18 #5- Up River - as seen from the Bridge 35-18 #5- Up River - as seen from the Bridge
  • 35-18 Marker - Courtsey of Andy Verhoff 35-18 Marker - Courtsey of Andy Verhoff
  • 35-18 Marker - Courtsey of Andy Verhoff 35-18 Marker - Courtsey of Andy Verhoff
  • 35-18 Marker - Courtsey of Andy Verhoff 35-18 Marker - Courtsey of Andy Verhoff
  • 35-18 High Falls 35-18 High Falls
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  • 35-18 The marker 5/5/2014 35-18 The marker 5/5/2014
  • 35-18 Chagrin River "High Falls" 35-18 Chagrin River "High Falls"
  • 35-18 Chagrin Falls 35-18 Chagrin Falls
  • 35-18 Chagrin River "High Falls" 35-18 Chagrin River "High Falls"
Title, side A
The Chagrin River's "High Falls"
Text, side A
The Chagrin River was named for Francois Seguin, a Frenchman who traded with Native Americans in Northeast Ohio circa 1742. The "High Falls" of the Chagrin River primarily attracted settlers from New England (circa 1833) seeking a location with ample waterpower. By the mid-nineteenth century an axe factory, a foundry, 2 flour mills, 4 woolen mills, 2 sawmills, 3 paper mills, and a woodenware factory had been built along the riverbanks in Chagrin Falls. The "High Falls" provided a power source for a gristmill, built in 1836 at this location. Today, only one factory remains in operation in the Village of Chagrin Falls.
Location
Stairway to the Falls, N. Main St.
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.430860, Longitude: -81.391950.
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