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9781596297708

Remembering Albany : Heritage on the Hudson

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596297708

  • ISBN10:

    1596297700

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-30
  • Publisher: History Pr
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The History of Albany, New York, spans more than four hundred years and has left an indelible mark on the story of America. However, the city's legacy is also peppered with charming tales about nostalgic diner devotion, a "giant" hoax and the origins of the "Yankee Doodle" ditty. In this collection, local author and columnist Don Rittner delights with the best stories from his column "Heritage on the Hudson." From the city's earliest days as Mohican and Iroquois territory to it's heyday as an important crossroads for trading and river transportation to a French toast debacle, Rittner offers a delightful perspective of the history and culture of this capital city. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Oddities
A Yankee Doodle Mysteryp. 15
A Tale of a Whalep. 19
French Unjustly Fried?p. 26
You Ate It Here Firstp. 27
The Giant Hoaxp. 30
Nostalgia
A Drive-In Historyp. 33
Nothing Finer than Dinersp. 36
Albany's First Road Reaches Milestonep. 40
Bundle Upp. 43
Minding Our Manorsp. 46
Albany's Other Mascotp. 51
Happy Birthday Albanyp. 55
Up Against the (City) Wallp. 59
Albany's Revered Scientistp. 64
Paying by the Milep. 68
The City with a Beatp. 74
History Is a Knick of Timep. 76
Natural Wonders
A River Deep in Historyp. 81
Bridge over Hudson Watersp. 83
Seven Man-made Wonders of the Capital Districtp. 86
Seven Ancient Wonders of the Capital Districtp. 95
Diamond Rock Losing Its Luster?p. 102
A "Clear" Choicep. 104
History of the Bluesp. 108
A Sense of Placep. 110
Shoring Up Our Rootsp. 114
Ingenuity
History on a Rollp. 117
A "Chip" Off the Old Blockp. 119
The Case of the Glass Toep. 122
Their Heads Were in the Cloudsp. 125
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