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History of Rensselaer, New York, USA

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Rensselaer is reportedly the place where, in 1755, British Army surgeon Richard Shuckburgh, quartered in the home, wrote the ditty "Yankee Doodle" to mock the colonial troops who fought with the British in the French and Indian Wars.

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    Fort Crailo Mansion, Rensselaer, N.Y.
    Where "Yankee Doodle" was composed. Built 1642.
    Postcard
  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,...Read MORE...


  • Rensselaer, New York, USA
    Old Forbes Manor House a relic of Revolutionary Days at Rensselaer, N.Y.
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  • 1854 - Rensselaer
    Rensselaer, a county in the E. part of New York, has an area of about 630 square miles. It is bounded on the W. by the Hudson, and is drained by the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Rensselaer
    Rensselaer, rén'sel-er, a county in the E. part of New York, bordering on Massachusetts, has an area of about 650 square miles. It is bounded on the...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Rensselaer (formerly known as Greenbnsh), a city of Rensselaer co., N.Y., on the Hudson River there crossed by several bridges), opposite Albany, on...Read MORE...


  • Rensselaer, New York, USA
    The New Dunn Memorial Bridge Connecting Albany and Rensselaer, N.Y.
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  • News 1949 - MOTHER AND CHILD BURNED TO DEATH.
    Rensselaer, N.Y. - (U.P.) - A young mother and her two-year old daughter were burned to death in a fire that swept their two-story home here early...Read MORE...




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Fort Crailo Mansion, Rensselaer, N.Y.
Where "Yankee Doodle" was composed. Built 1642.
Postcard

Rensselaer, New York, USA
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Old Forbes Manor House a relic of Revolutionary Days at Rensselaer, N.Y.
Postcard

Rensselaer, New York, USA
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The New Dunn Memorial Bridge Connecting Albany and Rensselaer, N.Y.
Postcard
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  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Rensselaer
    Rensselaer, a county in the E. part of New York, has an area of about 630 square miles. It is bounded on the W. by the Hudson, and is drained by the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Rensselaer
    Rensselaer, rén'sel-er, a county in the E. part of New York, bordering on Massachusetts, has an area of about 650 square miles. It is bounded on the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Rensselaer (formerly known as Greenbnsh), a city of Rensselaer co., N.Y., on the Hudson River there crossed by several bridges), opposite Albany, on... Read MORE...

  • News  1949 - MOTHER AND CHILD BURNED TO DEATH.
    Rensselaer, N.Y. - (U.P.) - A young mother and her two-year old daughter were burned to death in a fire that swept their two-story home here early... Read MORE...

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