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Flushing, New York, USA

On October 10, 1645, Flushing was established by the Dutch on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek under charter of the Dutch West India Company and was part of the New Netherland colony. The settlement was named after the city of Vlissingen, in the southwestern Netherlands, the main port of the company. However, by 1657, the residents called the place "Vlissing." Eventually, "Flushing," the British name for Vlissingen was used. Despite being a Dutch colony, many of the early inhabitants were British.

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  • 1854 - Flushing
    Flushing, a post-township of Queen's county, New York, bordering on Long Island sound, and on Flushing bay. Population, 5376.

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  • News 1870 - The Catholics of Flushing, Long Island, have resolved to send their children to public schools. Heretofore they have supported a school of their own of about 450 pupils.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 17, 1870

  • News 1884 - A couple of Flushing (N. Y.) squirrel-hunters caught a Canadian stoat or ermine, which was nested in a tree.
    It whipped their dog before they killed it. It is the first known to have been caught on Long Island.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 14, 1884

  • News 1888 - Mrs. Rachel Stillwagon, of Flusing, Long Island, celebrated her one hundred and third birthday on the 19th. She was in good health and expects to live many years yet.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 22, 1888

  • 1895 - Flushing
    Flushing, a post-village in Flushing township, Queens co., N.Y., on Flushing Creek, an inlet of Flushing Bay (a part of Long Island, Sound), on the...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Flushing, a former post-village of Queens co., N.Y., on Flushing Creek, an inlet of Flushing Bay (a part of Long Island Sound ), and on the Long...Read MORE...


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    Hotel Sanford
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    United States Post Office, Flushing, Long Island, N.Y.
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  • 1854 - Flushing
    Flushing, a post-township of Queen's county, New York, bordering on Long Island sound, and on Flushing bay. Population, 5376.

    Flushing, a... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - The Catholics of Flushing, Long Island, have resolved to send their children to public schools. Heretofore they have supported a school of their own of about 450 pupils.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 17, 1870
  • News  1884 - A couple of Flushing (N. Y.) squirrel-hunters caught a Canadian stoat or ermine, which was nested in a tree.
    It whipped their dog before they killed it. It is the first known to have been caught on Long Island. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 14, 1884
  • News  1888 - Mrs. Rachel Stillwagon, of Flusing, Long Island, celebrated her one hundred and third birthday on the 19th. She was in good health and expects to live many years yet.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 22, 1888
  • 1895 - Flushing
    Flushing, a post-village in Flushing township, Queens co., N.Y., on Flushing Creek, an inlet of Flushing Bay (a part of Long Island, Sound), on the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Flushing, a former post-village of Queens co., N.Y., on Flushing Creek, an inlet of Flushing Bay (a part of Long Island Sound ), and on the Long... Read MORE...

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