Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. Known as The World's Image Centre, it was also once known as The Flour City, and more recently as The Flower City. It is the county seat for Monroe County. Rochester was one of America's first "boomtowns" and rose to prominence initially as the site of many flour mills located on the Genesee River, then as a major manufacturing hub. Rochester is now an international center of higher education, as well as medical and technological development.
Rochester in Southern VictoryEdit
Rochester was the home of Frederick Douglass. In 1881, when the Second Mexican War erupted, Douglass returned to Rochester after his paddle steamer was destroyed only to witness the Royal Navy shell the town's piers.
After their bombardment, the ships of the Royal Navy retreated and stayed anchored outside the city, but still within plane sight for the rest of the war.