Binghamton is steeped in some really incredible history. Some you probably know about, some you might not.

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During the late Victorian era (June 20, 1837 to January 22, 1901), Binghamton was a bustling metropolis. A variety of different industries filled our town and employed her people. Cigar factories, shoe factories, leather factories all were in full production. The population of Binghamton exploded and our location along the Susquehanna meant that transportation of goods produced here was a cinch.

Now, 119 years after the end of the Victorian era, Binghamton is rising once again, becoming a hub for education and healthcare as well as for the arts. We thought that it might be fun to take a peek back at the way things around Binghamton used to look.

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