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Oswego, New York

Oswego is a city in western New York, the county set of Oswego County, located on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Oswego River[?], about 35 miles north of Syracuse, New York. Population has been declining and was 17,954 in 2000. It is the home of a branch of the State University of New York.

The site was first visited by the French explorer Samuel de Champlain. The British estblished a trading post in the area in 1722 and fortified it with a log palisade later called Fort Oswego. In 1755 they added Fort Ontario[?] on the northeast side of the river.

Permanent settlement began in the early 19th century, and the town was incorporated in 1848.

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