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Arts, Literature, and Music

 

... the fictional tale of The Headless Horseman is true

... the Hudson Valley has a connection with Leonardo da Vinci

... T'was the Night Before Christmas was first published in Troy 

... Rensselaer County is the home of “Yankee Doodle”


Food and Drink

... the Hudson Valley has the oldest vineyard and winery 

... Philadelphia Cream Cheese was developed in Chester

... an act of spite in Saratoga County led to a popular snack  

 

Hudson Valley Firsts

... the first American President was from the Hudson Valley 

... the Hudson Valley's education-related milestones

... the oldest golf club in America was founded in Yonkers

... the earliest heritage trail is in the Hudson Valley

... Albany established the first municipal airport

... our nation's first attempt at unification occurred in Albany

 

Inventions

... the American Circus has its roots in Westchester County

... City of Troy helped to revolutionize the fashion industry

... the best-dressed owe their thanks to the Hudson Valley

... the world's largest kaleidoscope is in the Hudson Valley

 

People

... FDR was the only president to use his library while in office

... Susan B. Anthony lived in the Hudson Valley

... Uncle Sam lived in Troy, New York

... the Hudson River Valley has its own wicked witch

 

Places

... the City of Albany has ties to ancient Egypt  

... in 1996 Albany celebrated its 300th anniversary as a city. 

... the Hudson River Valley has its own Grand Canyon 

... the Hudson Valley has its own ghost town

... Kaaterskill Falls has drawing tourists for centuries

... the Hudson Valley has the world's longest bridge 

... Mayan ruins could once be found on Cruger Island

... a trip to Mount Beacon was an engineering marvel

... the New York State Capitol was built on quicksand 

... the Hudson River was named "River of Prince Mauritius"

... West Point has a connection with the "Wizard of Oz"

 

Other

... the National Heritage Area is on Facebook

... 5-ton mammals were a common sight in our neighborhoods

... the Hudson River Greenway is international-recognized

... Hudson Valley has been featured in many popular movies

... the Hudson Valley has its own “Loch Ness Monster”

... why New York is called "The Big Apple" 

... the three-part Hudson River Greenway “recipe for success” 

... the Hudson Valley was a year-round winter wonderland