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General Washington came to the farm home of the Hasbrouck family in Newburgh on April 1, 1782. He occupied the house until August 19, 1783, while his troops were encamped at Temple Hill, a few miles away. These were trying months while a peace treaty was…
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Historic New YorkSite of The Battle of Oriskany,August 6, 1777Oriskany Battlefield(Eight miles west of Utica) The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiesengagements of the American Revolution. British andIndians here ambushed the Tryon County militia ast…
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General Nicholas Herkimer (1728-1777), one of the first American-born generation of the Palatine Germans who settled the Mohawk Valley, leading farmer-trader ofthe Valley, and hero of the Battle of Oriskany, builtHerkimer Home in 1764. As Brigadier General…
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Built in the form of an eighteenth century mansion, neither a construction date nor a builder for the Ordinary is known. It has been suggested that it was built around 1765 by James Wren because of the many stylistic parallels between it and the Christ Chur…
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Historic New YorkJohnson Hall - 1763Johnstown ? ? Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), Indian trader, statesman,diplomat and Colonial Empire Builder, in 1763 built Johnson Hall, the center of his estate and the scene of many Indian conferences. ? ? Coming f…
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Historic New YorkMemorial DayOn May 5, 1866, the residents of Waterloo held the first complete,community-wide observance of Memorial Day. They dedicated the entire day to honoring the Civil War dead in a solemn and patriotic manner. Throughout the village, …
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During the 18th century, when nations fought to control the strategic route between the St. Lawrence River in Canada and the Hudson River to the south, the fortification overlooking the outlet of Lake George into Lake Champlain was called "the key to a cont…
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The natural route by water and portage between the St. Lawrence River and the Hudson River traversed Lake George. Christened Lac du Saint Sacrement in 1646 by the Jesuit missionary, Isaac Jogues, it was renamed in 1755 by Sir William Johnson to honor King G…
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The Catskill Mountains tower above the Hudson River as it winds its way past one of the most popular resort areas in the United States. These time-worn mountains were called Kaatskill (Cat Creek) by Dutchmen of the seventeenth century, probably because of t…
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Following La Salle's arrival at the Niagara River in 1678, that waterway between Lakes Erie and Ontario became a natural route to and from the river during the 18th century. Permanent settlement of the Western New York began in 1800 following the three-mill…
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