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The city of Syracuse, nicknamed "The Salt City," is the County seat for county of Onondaga in New York. The first Europeans were French missionaries in the 17th century. The Ononodaga Nation invited a group of Jesuit priests, woodsmen, and soldiers to set up a mission there. From the late 1700s through the early 1900s, Syracuse was involved in commercial salt production. It was named in after Syracuse, Italy, which also famous for its salt mining industry. Beginning in the late 1800s, other businesses began to flourish, and in 1834, the Geneva Medical College opened.

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