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The lift bridge in Fairport, New York

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A depiction of the Catskill Mountain House in 1856

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Officers of the New York City Police Department.

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Al Smith, 42nd Governor of New York

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Did you know?

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A list of battles fought by the U.S. 69th Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War

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An artists depiction of the battle
  • ...that contrary to some beliefs, the Battle of Plattsburgh was decided by the naval engagement and not other means?
  • ...that Hawker v. New York is a law preventing convicted felons from practicing medicine, even when the felony conviction occurred before the law was enacted, as decided by the Supreme Court of the United States?
  • ...that Representatives of the Albany Congress met on a daily basis between June 19 and July 11 to discuss better relations with the Indian tribes and common defensive measures against the French?

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Lake Placid, the New York village where the 1932 Olympics were held

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Tower number 16, preserved in Irvington
  • ...that the Yonkers Chiefs, a former Basketball team based in Yonkers only played once during the 1946/47 season?
  • ...that the Croton Aqueduct was used as a water supply by several residents of Manhattan due to the lack of fresh water available on the island at the time?
  • ...that despite intentions to open the Crouse College, Syracuse University as a women-only college, his son opened it as open to both genders after his father, John Crouse died during its construction?

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Coney Island, as seen in the middle left of the image

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