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Town of Halfmoon Historian's Collection

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1890 - 1950

The Town of Halfmoon is located in Saratoga County and was established in 1788. The town is named because it is shaped like a half moon crescent. The town lies between the Hudson River and the Mohawk River.

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Niagara County Community College Yearbooks

Niagara County Community College - Henrietta G. Lewis Library

Niagara County Community College's Entricy Yearbook was first published in 1965, coinciding with the College's first graduating class. The name Entricy, pronounced: N-Tri-C, is a play on the College's nickname NCCC or N-Triple-C.

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Holland Land Company Maps

SUNY at Fredonia - Daniel A. Reed Library

Dates of Original: 1785 - 1799; 1800 - 1835

Background on the Holland Land Company in Western New York    Before the arrival of the first settlers, the area of western New York State, known as "Genesee Country," was the home of the Seneca Indians. Robert Morris of Massachusetts purchased Genesee Country in 1791 and sold it to the Holland Company, a group of Dutch bankers, on July 20, 1793. The Holland Company opened for business in 1800; the first land sale was in 1801; and the company moved the office to Batavia when Genesee County was founded in 1802.    The beginnings of the Holland Land Company date back to 1789, when... Read more

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James Milne SUNY Oneonta

State University of New York,Oneonta - James M. Milne Library

Dates of Original: c. 1898 - 1957

James M. Milne was born in Scotland on September 29th, 1850. He received his early education in Edinburgh before his family moved to America. Milne graduated from the State Normal School at Geneseo and went on to attend the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. He was a longtime resident of Cortland NY, where he was principal of the academic department at the Cortland Normal School. In 1889, Milne was elected to become the first principal of the Oneonta Normal School. He stayed for nine years before he was forced to resign in 1898 due to a... Read more

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