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Rochesterville, its name shortened to Rochester by 1823, soon became the seat of Monroe County, New York and was rechartered as a city in 1834. The Erie Canal Aqueduct, at the site of the modern day Broad Street Bridge in downtown Rochester ny, was built in 1823 to direct the waters of the newly constructed Erie Canal over the Genesee River. The Erie Canal now connected Rochester to all points east and west. Having grown to the largest flour producing city in the United States by 1838, Rochester NY became known as the Flour City. Its population had also doubled by that time, making Rochester the first boomtown of the United States.

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