Hail New York!

Today I'm leading the charge into the great state of New York. Lively discussion, photo sharing and even a video or two can be found at the Facebook group, "What Makes Your State Great?". Add your comments here or head over there and join in!

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Hail New York!



The first capital of the United States was New York City. In 1789 George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.


Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from Troy who's caricature Uncle Sam came to personify the United States is buried at Troy's Oakwood Cemetery. During the War of 1812, he stamped "U.S. Beef" on his products which soldiers interpreted the U.S. abbreviation as meaning Uncle Sam.


The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair was actually held in Bethel.






The original inhabitants of New York are:

The Abenaki tribe
The Cayuga tribe
The Erie tribe
The Laurentian tribes
The Mohawk tribe
The Mohican tribe (including Wappingers)
The Mohegan tribe (including Montauk and Shinnecock)
The Munsee Delaware tribe
The Oneida tribe
The Onondaga tribe
The Poospatuck/Unkechaug tribe
The Seneca tribe


I found this video on the Impact of the Boarding Schools for Natives in NY.


UNSEEN TEARS: THE IMPACT OF NATIVE AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL BOARDING SCHOOLS IN WESTERN NEW YORK (30:35) by Ron Douglas from Squeaky Wheel on Vimeo.


Sending love and protection to the great state of New York.

Renee Olson

Wife, Witch with the Metal Skills of a Dark Elf. I spend my time working with wire, weaving life and magic.

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