All About Albany: Fun Facts!
All About Albany: Fun Facts!
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The Empire State Plaza was the idea of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who was inspired to create the new government complex after Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands visited Albany for a celebration of the area's Dutch history.
The New York Central Railroad (NYCRR) was originally headquartered in Albany until 1867 when Cornelius Vanderbilt moved it to NYC.
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A former professor of Albany Academy, Joseph Henry went on to be the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Washington DC is worth it just for the Smithsonian Museums! I could make an entire trip just to these!
Smithsonian Institution. Washington DC.
James Smithson Philanthropy | the smithsonian institution building or castle on the national mall ...
I want to take my kids. DC is the first place I ever rode a subway. I can't get over the way roads change from freeways to little, tiny roads and vice versa. I saw a wonderful Whistler exhibit at the Smithsonian!
One of the "Dragon Books" is examined at the Smithsonian, however the book does not state which Smithsonian. This is the Smithsonian Castle, located near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. United States
One of the original Mott's plants was located in Voorheesville, NY just outside of Albany
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NY Senator Calls For Regulation Of Apple Juice From China: When did it become okay to do things the cheap way rather than the right way? #parenting #applejuice #droz
The city of Nijmegen, Netherlands connected with Albany following World War II. To show its gratitude for post-war assistance, the city sent Albany 50,000 tulip bulbs in 1948; this act led to the establishment of the annual Tulip Festival.
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Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Man I love this place
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This book is the loaded one. A lot of debates about various subjects can be argued with this book. Yes, the Musical is Amazing, but if you really want a good read that can has great re-readability- then this is it. Every time I read this I find something new to it, and it eventually, IMO, will be something that will be apart of the curriculum in AP classes.
Gregory Macguire author of Wicked, grew up in Albany, NY and graduated from SUNY Albany.
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Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?
Elphaba Thropp from Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire - One of my favorite books!
One of my most favorite adult fantasy books!
Wicked- awesome read!
American statesman, Alexander Hamilton was married in 1780 to Philip Schuyler's daughter Elizabeth at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany
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1787 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON married ELIZABETH, the daughter of General Philip Schuyler on December 14, 1780. The Schuylers were one of the most distinguished families in New York. This connection placed Hamilton in the center of New York society. In 1782, he was admitted to legal practice in New York and became an assistant to Robert Morris who was then superintendent of finance. (PORTRAIT: Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton) Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Steel Engraving - http://alexanderhamilton.org/
Elizabeth Hamilton, 1787. Museum of the City of New York. wife of Alexander Hamilton Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/07/alexander-hamiltons-adultery-and-apology/#ixzz2aspW4Ifq Follow us: @Smithsonian Magazine on Twitter
Murder at Cherry Hill: In 1827, a handyman at Cherry Hill by the name of Jesse Strang fell in love with Elsie Whipple, a member of the family. Strang shot Elsie's husband, killing him. Strang was convicted and hanged in the last public execution in Albany.
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Cherry Hill House Albany NY. A murder was committed there and was said to be haunted.
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The ferris wheel was invented by George Ferris, a graduate of RPI
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The original, and very first Ferris Wheel premiered at The World's Fair: Columbian Exposition. This was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. I just finished reading a book about this (The Devil In the White City, by Erik Larson), so I'm frolicing in seeing more photos of the Fair right now.
"The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago was the first world's fair with an area for amusements that was specifically removed from the more serious exhibition spaces. Midway Plaisance included carnival rides, side shows and the John Phillip Sousa band. But above all it had the original Ferris wheel, designed by George Washington Ferris, as an entertainment centerpiece."
History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) tweeted at 5:24 PM on Sat, May 03, 2014: The first ever Ferris Wheel, created for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago
The United States is so big and diverse that you can custom build an exciting itinerary around any taste or interest … including AMUSEMENT PARKS … the first modern amusement park was built in Chicago in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World ... the highlight of that park was the first Ferris wheel, 264 feet (80 m) high, invented by Mr. George Ferris ... there are now more than 400 major outdoor amusement parks spread across the country.
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (born on February 14, 1859–November 22, 1896) was an American engineer. He is mostly known for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.
State Bird of NY is the Blue Bird
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My front yard was full of these yesterday! Beautiful!!!
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eastern bluebird- The New York State bird.
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The State Flower of NY is the Rose
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The State Flower of NY is the Rose- Roses come in an array of beautiful colors. Its no wonder its the State flower. They smell amazing as well. My Moms favorite flower.
What was Washington Park originally the site of the State Street Burial Ground. When Washington Park was designed, approximately 40,000 bodies had to be transferred to the Albany Rural Cemetery in the 1840s.
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Tulip Festival, Albany, NY
The state Capitol has 17 steps approaching its western entrance and 77 steps approaching its eastern entrance after the year 1777, when NY replaced its colonial government with the current state government.
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In 1848, a woman's bonnet which caught fire in a barn caused 600 homes in the Mansion Hill neighborhood of Albany to burn down
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For a period of time, Herman Melville lived in the pink house just off North Pearl Street next to McGeary's
Building began on the current Capitol Building in Albany in 1867 and took over 30 years to complete at a cost of more than $25,000,000
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New York state capitol building, Albany, NY, - Thomas Fuller, Leopold Eiblitz, Henry Hobson Richardson, Isaac G Perry, architects - romanesque revival & neo renaissance - 1899
Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat was the first successful steamboat that made its run from NYC to Albany in 1807
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My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our students...
The Declaration of Independence was read for the first time in NYS at the corner of State and Broadway, in front of the SUNY Plaza.
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We the people...
He is the author of the American Declaration of Independence
TOUCH this image: An Interactive Image by Cameron A good tool to use for a Treasure Hunt on American Revolution
"We have looted the future to bribe the present, and at the bottom of the cliff the future is waiting for what we owe it." - Mark Steyn, in a lecture at Hillsdale College, January 29, 2013
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George Augustus, Lord Howe, killed in 1758 in an attack on Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War is buried in the front vestibule at St. Peter's Church
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Albany, NY was named after the Duke of York's Scottish title the Duke of Albany.