Remembering Troy: Heritage on the Hudson

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History Press, 2008 - History - 128 pages
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Known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Troy, New York, has ridden the roller coaster of the modern technological boom. For centuries, the city has been home to innovators, educators and visionaries, including William Henry Jackson, whose famous photographs captured the spirit of the American West, and Emma Willard, the pioneering author who founded the first institution of higher education for women. Discover Troy's surprising connections to the legendary "Uncle Sam," the advent of espionage aircraft and the origins of American geology. In Remembering Troy, historian Don Rittner highlights the city's rich past and demonstrates that Troy, like its fabled Greek predecessor, can rise again to global prominence.

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Rittner is the author of 25 books and over 1,000 articles. He has served as the Schenectady County and City Historian, the director of Historic Preservation for the City of Albany, and the Albany City Archaeologist. From 1999 to 2005, he wrote a history column for the Troy Record called Heritage on the Hudson.

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