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Section: New York State History
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

Hudson's account of New Netherland, as he named the region, and of the great river, called at first Mauritius and then North, and finally Hudson, which he had ascended to the highest navigable point, led Dutch merchants, eager for furs, to dispatch trading vessels to the new country in 1610 and subsequent years.

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Section: The Arts
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11/22/2010

" We must grant the artist his subject, his idea, his donné: our criticism is applied only to what he makes of it. " Henry James 1843-1916

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Section: Biographical Sketches
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

Brief biographical summaries of notable men and women who have contributed to our culture in many different ways. They are religious and literary scholars, writers, artistic achievers, civil rights crusaders, educators and many others of the professional world.

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Section: Cemeteries
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11/22/2010

"Steady the trot to the cemetery, duly rattles the death-bell, the gate is pass'd, the new-dug grave is halted at, the living alight, the hearse uncloses, the coffin is pass'd out, lower'd and settled, the whip is laid on the coffin, the earth is swiftly shovel'd, The mound above is flatted with the spades__silence."  Walt Whitman: To Think of Time, 1855

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Section: Cities, Towns, Villages and Counties of New York State
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"It is men who make a city, not walls or ships." Thucydides: History, VII, c. 410 B.C. This section reflects on the historical background of Cities, Towns, Villages and Counties as well as its  residents  that have contributed to the importance and development of New York State.

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Section: Communications
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11/22/2010

The act of imparting, transmitting, exchanging ideas, information between places or persons. Newspapers, radio, television, telephones, sign language and especially photography are many forms of communication. Professor Norman Thorpe, curator makes a statement regarding photography: "The photos show us things we would otherwise have to imagine from verbal descriptions." "That's why photos are so important they tell us so much more than any text does."

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Section: Court Related Information
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11/22/2010

"It is one of the essential qualities of a court of justice that its proceedings should be public, and that all parties who may be desirous of hearing what is going on, if there be room in the place for that purpose, provided they do not interrupt the proceedings, and provided there is no specific reason why they should be removed, have a right to be present for the purpose of hearing what is going on." Mr. Justice Bagley 1829

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Section: Directories
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11/22/2010

"Alphabetical or Classified list of names and addresses of Inhabitants or businesses of New York "

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Section: Disasters
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

New York as well as any other state in this country, have had their share of occurrences of major disasters and catastrophes resulting from natural causes and acts of man. The pain, loss of life and suffering have been etched in the hearts and minds of its people. These notable events have served as historical markers, to the generations that follow.

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Section: Ethnic Groups of New York State
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11/22/2010

Leaving their homeland behind, with only the clothes on their back and valuable things in their hearts and minds, such as (family memories, songs, culture, skills, stories from their home land, traditions and  foods) they went to America, the gateway to the realization of their hopes and dreams of a new and better  life.

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Section: Law Enforcement Agencies
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."  Constitution of the United States, Amendment XIV, July 28, 1868.

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Section: Medical
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

List of physicians, hospitals for 1935 and other years.   "Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there also is love of humanity. "  Ibid

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Section: Mental, Visual, Audio and Physical Disabilities: Challenges
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11/22/2010

Awareness is the first step toward change. This site seeks to enlighten those of us without awareness of the difficulties some people face daily.

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Section: Military
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11/22/2010

"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security."  Thomas Jefferson: Message To Congress, Nov., 1808

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Section: New York State Historical Tid-Bits
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"Historical Information in small portions."  "Not that which men do worthily, but that which they do successfully, is what history makes haste to record." H.W. Beecher: Life Thoughts, 1858.

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Section: New York State Research Tools
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11/22/2010

Information to assist you in researching your ancestors.

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Section: New York  Prisons
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"The aim of punishment is to make sure that the guilty man does not repeat his crime, and to deter others, by his punishment, from committing it." C. B. Beccaria: Trattato dei delitti e delle pene, 1764

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Section: Resources For A Great Classroom Day
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11/22/2010

"No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he himself believes to be of value"  Bertrand Russell

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Section: Societies, Clubs and Associations
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11/22/2010

"An assembly of good fellows, meeting under certain conditions." Samuel Johnson: Dictionary, 1755

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Section: Timeline
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11/22/2010

"Time! what an empty vapor' tis! And days, how swift they are: Swift as an Indian arrow_Fly on like a shooting star; The present moment just is here, then slides away in haste, That we can never say they're ours, But only say they're past. " Abraham Lincoln: Unnamed poem, c. 1828

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Section: Transportation
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

The evolution of how people got around in New York State.

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Section: Vote Related
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11/22/2010

Information related to the suffrage movement, and voting system

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Section: Women And Their Professions
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11/22/2010

"A Woman's right to make choices of professions and earn a living wage."

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Section: Worship
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11/22/2010

"Freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, everywhere in the world." excerpt from one of  President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four essential human freedoms.

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Special Section The World Of New York  Society
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

Some families had made great fortunes and they had the money and leisure to indulge in conspicuous consumption and indulgence in Society manners. Some families who were once nobodies and upstarts managed to become accepted in society." Costly, rare perfumes,  lavish costumes from France, blinding jewels that dazzled even the most distinguished guests, were part of the existence of the Society World.

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