Friday, August 7, 2015

Covering America QAL wk 32 New York

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This week’s block is New York

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Here’s some info about the Empire state

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Admission to Statehood: July 26, 1788 (11th State)

  • The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.
  • The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States. 
  • The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan is the only school in the world offering a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing.
  • Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.
  • New York City has 722 miles of subway track.
  • Oneida is home of the world's smallest church with the dimensions of 51" x 81".
  • The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.
  • John Babcock invented both the indoor rowing machine and the sliding seat during the winter of 1869/1870.
  • The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady.
  • The Genesee River is one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north.
  • Rochester is known as both the Flour City and the Flower City. The community is home to the first abolitionist group, bloomers, marshmallows, Jell-O, French's Mustard, baby shoes, gold teeth and the mail chute.
  • Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.
  • On July 28, 1945 an Army Air Corps B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building at the 79th floor level.
  • European settlers who brought seeds to New York introduced apples in the 1600s.
  • The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time.
  • Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.
  • Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Olympic Parks combined.
  • New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
  • Niagara Reservation became the first state park in the United States.
  • New York State is home to 58 species of wild orchids.
  • The first presidential inauguration: George Washington took the oath of office in New York City on April 30, 1789.

    Again there was no fun facts about NY- sorry

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    Calicojoan said...

    I love this block!

    Calicojoan said...

    I love this block!

    Michele said...

    I like that block and since I live here, I already knew many of those facts but I'm glad that I got to learn a few more today.