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Bowen's Tannery in Troy
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Photos: Bowen's Tannery
Township: Troy Township, Bradford County PA
Year: 1898
Article Submitted by Paul Newell
Ed Ballard sent in the original photo - better quality than the newspaper scan we had. 
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 Subj:  Bowen's Tannery at Troy, PA
Date:  08/16/2003 3:22:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From:  PN999
To:  JoyceTice

Hi Joyce,

I found a Troy newspaper clipping and photo of Bowen's Tannery. The newspaper clipping is not dated but it's probably an article from the Troy Gazette-Register, circa 1978. Brainard Bowen, the man in the photo, died in 1898 so the photo was taken sometime before then.

The 1858 Wm. Barker map of Bradford County and the 1869 Beers Atlas of Bradford County both show a tannery located on Sugar Creek across Canton Street from a lot owned by "B. Bowen". It's not clear who actually owned the tannery in 1858, but the Subscriber's Directory for the 1869 Beers Atlas lists "Bowman B., Tanner, Canton st.". The early history documents indicate that Laman Bowen bought the tannery from Calvin Dodge; later, Brainard Bowen (Laman's son) extensively enlarged the tannery.

Paul Newell
Ellicott City, MD

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