Remembering Albany: Heritage on the Hudson

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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 the region'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.
ISBN: 9781596297708
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 38
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Don Rittner has previously published Remembering Troy: Heritage on the Hudson with The History Press and has 27 books and more than 1,000 articles under his belt. He is currently involved in a project to build an actual size model of The Onrust, the first known European ship to voyage up the Hudson River. Rittner has won numerous awards and grants, is involved in countless historical organizations, and is quite prominent in the New York state historical community.
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