Emigrants from Upstate New York

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“Go West, young man!” said Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, and many people from Upstate New York have. The dream of moving west or south is common to this day. Here is a list of Upstate New Yorkers who in Huck Finn’s phrase, “lit out for the territories”:

Show biz[edit]

To make it in show business, one must migrate to New York City or California:


  1. ^ Kamehameha Schools - Charles Reed Bishop