Arnotte MillsHISTORY

The potential of the Seneca River attracted the early settlers to this area of the Finger Lakes in the 1790’s. Early in the 19th century men of vision in Seneca Falls built waterwheels which were turned by the river’s rapids. Damned and channeled in the next several decades, the river provided power for an ever-increasing number of mills and industries.The Cayuga-Seneca Canal opened in 1817 (eight years before the Erie Canal was completed) and was joined to the Erie Canal in 1828.
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Programs for students grades pre-school to 12th grade are
designed to meet New York learning standards.

Reliving the Past – Young people learn principles of physics by using simple machines such as the pulley, inclined plane and gears
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