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Watertown Essential Info


Watertown is a city in New York's North Country, and the seat of Jefferson County. It is well known for its shopping by many Canadians who flock to the city to visit the Salmon Run Mall and the many stores including Target, Lowe's, etc. Watertown is only a few miles from Fort Drum.

Settlers came here in the early 1800's to use the power from the Black River in order to start an industrial center. Today is has a beautiful, historic downtown center.

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Fun Facts

  1. Watertown was named after the many falls located on the Black River.
  2. Watertown holds the Red and Black football franchise, the oldest surviving semi-professional team in the United States.
  3. In 2015, Watertown was able to break the Guinness of the longest chain of safety pins.
  4. Litte Trees, the iconic air fresheners in the shape of a stylized evergreen tree, marketed for use in cars, was invented in Watertown in 1952.
  5. Allen Dulles, an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence, was born in Watertown.

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