Commercial History of Onondaga Lake

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Commercial History

Commercial History means how comerce devopled around Onondaga Lake. There were numerous businesses that grew the economy of Syracuse.


By the 1900s the shore of Onondaga Lake was covered with hotels, amusement parks, 7 resorts and resturants. The resorts were all unique like Pleasant Beach, it had its own dance pavilion and bowling alleys. Another resort that was unique was the White City because it was modeled after the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition
Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake