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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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Where is Poughkeepsie, New York, USA? Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, USA
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which serves as the county seat of Dutchess County. Poughkeepsie is located in the Hudson Valley midway between New York City and Albany. The name derives from a word in the Wappinger language, roughly U-puku-ipi-sing, meaning "the reed-covered lodge by the little-water place," referring to a spring or stream feeding into the Hudson River south of the present downtown area.

Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson." It was originally settled in the 17th century by the Dutch and became New York's second capital shortly after the American Revolution. It was chartered as a city in 1854.Wikipedia

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Smith Bros. Cough Drops

"William Wallace Smith I (1830–1913) and Andrew Smith (1836–1895) were the sons of James Smith (c1800-1866) of... Read MORE...

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Hyde Park Road, Pougkeepsie, N.Y.

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Drinking Fountain, Clinton Square

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Birds Eye View looking West from Court House

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Court House, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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The Windsor Hotel, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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A terrible collision occurred on the Hudson River Railroad, about one and a half miles South of...Read MORE...

1861 - A brewer named Matthew Vassar founded Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. resources/ state-facts/ new-york.html
News  1868 - Foreign Students
Poughkeepsie, the City of Schools, has over a thousand pupils from abroad.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
August 8, 1868
News  1870 - Tough Test
At Poughkeepsie, N.Y., dispatch states that at the examination at West Point Military Academy,...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Wild Balloon Ride
A man named Bard, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 4th made his first balloon ascension, but lost...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Ice Boat Race
A race between ice-boats came off at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 21st. The winner ran twelve miles...Read MORE...

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., June 28, 1872. One of the most wonderful escapes from death ever recorded in...Read MORE...

Special Dispatch to the New York...

1877 - Poughkeepsie
POPULATION, 25,000. - SQUARE ACRES, 22,140.

Poughkeepsie was formed as a town March 7th, 1788....

News  1879 - The End of the Whistle
Locomotive whistling is to be superseded at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by a bell worked by electricity...Read MORE...

News  1879 - Ice Boating on the Hudson
At Poughkeepsie the ice boats are seen in perfection, made of different colored woods, with...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Bad Bet
On the 9th Steve Brodie jumped from the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) bridge in to the Hudson river, two...Read MORE...

Poughkeepsie, po-kip'se, a city, the capital of Dutchess co., N.Y., is on the E. bank of the Hudson ...Read MORE...

Motor Failed and Car Stuck on Railway Crossing.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., July 5 - When a West Shore...Read MORE...

News  1935 - Swift Fire Kills 5 in Poughkeepsie Building; 3 Boys Confess Setting It While Playing
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., May 3 — Five persons were trapped and burned to death this afternoon in a fire ...Read MORE...

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