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Path Through History Interstitials

Conflict and Settlement | Dutch

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In 1609 Englishman Henry Hudson explored trade routes for the Dutch East India Company.

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Architecture | Henry Hobson Richardson

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The architectural heritage of the Capital Region is rich and varied.

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Commerce and Industry Heritage | Schenectady/Edison

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The Capital Region has long been a center for science, technology and industry.

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Commerce and Industry Heritage | Troy

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Capital Region: Forefront of NY's commercial economy & Troy's thriving historic industries

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Working Landscapes | Shakers

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Cheap land in NY’s Capital Region allowed Shakers to establish a Utopian religious society

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Peopling of New York | Slate Valley

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Immigrants traveled to slate valley where a huge deposit of slate was discovered in 1839.

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The Arts | Thomas Cole & Hudson Valley Painters

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Capital region: The birthplace of the first truly American art movement, the Hudson River School.

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Military Heritage | French and Indian War

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NY's early settlements & natural transportation networks was a strategic battleground.

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Military Heritage | Revolutionary War

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The Hudson River Valley was a key battleground during the American War for Independence.

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Freedom & Dignity | Underground Railroad

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Human rights & social reform have been long part of the historic fabric of the Capital Region.

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New York NOW: Education & History

Education Commissioner disagrees with federal attempt to punish opt out schools

The state’s education commissioner, Mary Ellen Elia says she’s fighting a proposal by her predecessor, now the federal education secretary, John King, to punish...

Commissioner Elia discusses latest test scores

In July the State Education Department released the latest English language arts (ELA) and math test scores for...

Education groups worry over proposed federal sanctions for high opt out rate

Education groups, dismayed by the federal education secretary’s threat to punish schools in New York with high opt-out rates for standardized tests, say he’s re...