This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County.
For the town in Ulster County, see Rochester, Ulster County, New York.
Anthony Amendment because of her work toward its passage, which she did not live to see.
At the end of the 19th century, anarchist Emma Goldman lived and worked in Rochester for several years, where she championed the cause of labor in Rochester sweatshops.
Rochester was first known as "the Young Lion of the West", and then as the "Flour City".
By 1838, Rochester was the largest flour-producing city in the United States.The Douglass home burnt down in 1872, but a marker for it is found in Highland Park off South Avenue. Anthony, a national leader of the women's suffrage movement, was from Rochester.The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote in 1920, was known as the Susan B.In 1823, Rochesterville consisted of 1,012 acres (4 km) and 2,500 residents, and the Village of Rochesterville became known as Rochester.Also in 1823, the Erie Canal aqueduct over the Genesee River was completed, and the Erie Canal east to the Hudson River was opened.The population reached 62,386 in 1870, 162,608 in 1900 and 295,750 in 1920.