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Fenian Brotherhood invasion of Canada commemorated in Buffalo, NY - World History News

Fenian Brotherhood invasion of Canada commemorated in Buffalo, NY

Fenian Brotherhood invasion of Canada commemorated in Buffalo, New York A memorial to commemorate the Fenian Brotherhood’s invasion of Canada in 1866 was unveiled on Friday in Buffalo, New York. Political leaders and members of the Irish-American community were all on hand to celebrate and remember the inspiring invasion that happened over 150 years ago. […]

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Battle Hill’s history lesser-known

During the American Revolutionary War, it is said that the Saratoga campaign was the turning point of the war in favor of the American Continental Army.  Would the Continental Army have been victorious if British General John Burgoyne’s forces entered into the fighting?  Burgoyne progress through New York state was slowed down thanks to the […]

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Henry Hudson’s Voyage of Discovery

Henry Hudson’s Voyage of Discovery

Henry Hudson’s name is found throughout North America. His two voyages to find a Northwest Passage to China took him to very different areas of North America, today’s New York State and Northern Canada.  Jeff Canning of the Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch writes about Hudson’s voyages through his local area. It was 402 years ago that Henry […]

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Ellis Island Immigration Museum to Document the "Peopling" of the US

Ellis Island Immigration Museum to Document the ‘Peopling’ of the U.S.

With a frequency t­hat began to trouble directors of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, visitors to that famous exhibit in New York Harbor leveled a legitimate complaint. “’This is a great museum, but my story isn’t told here,’” said Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island spokeswoman Peg Zitko, repeating what patrons had noted. “It wasn’t as compelling […]

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Archaeology team returns to historic NY fort site - Fort William Henry

Archaeology team returns to historic NY fort site

Even after years of excavations at the 18th-century military outpost that inspired James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans,” archaeologist David Starbuck says there’s still plenty of history waiting to be unearthed. Starbuck is overseeing an archaeological field project at Fort William Henry in the southern Adirondack tourist village of Lake George. It’s his […]

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