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  • 1812 - Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from Troy who's caricature Uncle Sam came to personify the United States is buried at Troy's Oakwood Cemetery.
    During the War of 1812, he stamped "US Beef" on his products which soldiers interpreted the US abbreviation as meaning Uncle Sam.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/state-facts/ new-york.html

  • 1816 - Troy Incorporated


  • 1825 - January 25 - 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY

    historyorb.com

  • Troy, New York, USA
    View from Mount Ida
    American Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
  • News 1846 - AVALANCHE AT TROY.
    Another avalanche occurred on Saturday, in the immediate environs of this city, for which Troy has become famous. Two men were instantly killed,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Troy / West Troy
    Troy, a city, and capital of Rensselaer county, New York, is situated on both sides of the Hudson river, at the mouth of the Poestenkill creek, at...Read MORE...


  • News 1859 - BURNING OF THE TROY HOSPITAL.
    TROY, N. Y., Thursday, Jan. 13. About 6 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Troy Hospital, which, owing the scarcity of water, was partially ...Read MORE...


  • News 1866 - DISASTROUS FIRE IN TROY - DESTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ORPHAN ASYLUM.
    Troy, N.Y., Saturday, May 5.
    About 8 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, and in an hour the building was...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Troy, N.Y., is said to be the greatest potato market in this country.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 6, 1869

  • Troy, New York, USA
    Troy and Vicinity
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Trojan Hooks at their Quarters, Franklin Square, Troy, N.Y.
  • News 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Spend A Night In A Motor Car.
    Troy, N. Y., Feb. 9. - One of the incidents of the storm here was the stalling of a motor car on the East Side last ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Troy
    ...The streets are generally well paved, lighted with gas and electricity, £f bordered £ The finest residences are situated on First, Second, and...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - SEWING GIRLS CREMATED. BETWEEN TWENTY AND THIRTY BURNED TO DEATH IN TROY. ONE EXIT FOR 300 PEOPLE.
    FIVE GIRLS JUMPED FROM WINDOWS AND THREE MET INSTANT DEATH - LARGE LIST OF INJURED AND MISSING - BOY'S CARLESS MATCH STARTED A BLAZE AND A PANIC...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - Troy
    The original charter of the city of Troy was enacted April 12, 1816. It contained no unusual features. It constituted the inhabitants of the place a...Read MORE...


  • Troy, New York, USA
    Harderfold Red Star Brand Hygienic Underwear
    Harderfold Fabric Company
    Troy, N.Y.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    October 1898
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Union Depot, Troy, N.Y.
  • Troy, New York, USA
    City Hall
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 1905
  • 1906
    Troy, a city and the capital of Rensselaer co., N.Y., is situated on the E. bank of the Hudson River, at the mouth of the Poestenkill River, at the...Read MORE...


  • Troy, New York, USA
    2nd Street looking S., 1907
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Rensselaer Hotel, 1907
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Franklin Square
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Old Home Week, 1908
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Play-grounds, Prospect Park
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Burden Pond
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Cluett Peabody & Co., Collar Factory, Troy, N.Y.
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Earl Memorial Crematory, Oakwood Cemetery
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Chemical Laboratory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Troy, New York, USA
    "The Hill," showing R.P.I. Buildings
  • Troy, New York, USA
    The Emma Willard Seminary Buildings
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Young Women's Association Building
  • News 1911 - HEAVY FIRE LOSS IN CITY OF TROY. BUSINESS STRUCTURE DESTROYED AT LOSS OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.
    Troy, N. Y., Jan. 26. - The Boston store and several other structures in the business section of this city were destroyed by fire early this morning, ...Read MORE...


  • Troy, New York, USA
    United Shirt & Collar Col, Upper Troy, N.Y., 1911
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Samaritan Hospital
  • Troy, New York, USA
    First Presbyterian Church, Emma Willard School and Court House
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Heart of Shopping District, River, Third & Fulton Sts.
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Subway of Troy Union Depot
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Boardman Building
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Post Office, 1928
  • Troy, New York, USA
    Fulton Street, Looking East
  • News 1949 - April 15 - A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing four pounds, was measured at Troy NY.

    The Weather Channel
    April 15, 1949



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Troy, New York, USA


Troy, New York, USA
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View from Mount Ida
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840

Troy, New York, USA
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Troy and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

Troy, New York, USA
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Trojan Hooks at their Quarters, Franklin Square, Troy, N.Y.

Troy, New York, USA
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Harderfold Red Star Brand Hygienic Underwear
Harderfold Fabric Company
Troy, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898

Troy, New York, USA
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Union Depot, Troy, N.Y.


Troy, New York, USA
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City Hall

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 1905

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2nd Street looking S., 1907

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Rensselaer Hotel, 1907

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Franklin Square

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Old Home Week, 1908

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Play-grounds, Prospect Park

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Burden Pond

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Cluett Peabody & Co., Collar Factory, Troy, N.Y.

Troy, New York, USA
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Earl Memorial Crematory, Oakwood Cemetery

Troy, New York, USA
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Chemical Laboratory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York, USA
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"The Hill," showing R.P.I. Buildings

Troy, New York, USA
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The Emma Willard Seminary Buildings

Troy, New York, USA
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Young Women's Association Building

Troy, New York, USA
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United Shirt & Collar Col, Upper Troy, N.Y., 1911

Troy, New York, USA
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Samaritan Hospital

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First Presbyterian Church, Emma Willard School and Court House

Troy, New York, USA
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Heart of Shopping District, River, Third & Fulton Sts.

Troy, New York, USA
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Subway of Troy Union Depot

Troy, New York, USA
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Boardman Building

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Post Office, 1928

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Fulton Street, Looking East
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History and News of Troy, New York, USA

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  • 1812 - Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from Troy who's caricature Uncle Sam came to personify the United States is buried at Troy's Oakwood Cemetery.
    During the War of 1812, he stamped "US Beef" on his products which soldiers interpreted the US abbreviation as meaning Uncle Sam.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/state-facts/ new-york.html
  • 1816 - Troy Incorporated
  • 1825 - January 25 - 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY

    historyorb.com
  • News  1846 - AVALANCHE AT TROY.
    Another avalanche occurred on Saturday, in the immediate environs of this city, for which Troy has become famous. Two men were instantly killed,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Troy / West Troy
    Troy, a city, and capital of Rensselaer county, New York, is situated on both sides of the Hudson river, at the mouth of the Poestenkill creek, at... Read MORE...

  • News  1859 - BURNING OF THE TROY HOSPITAL.
    TROY, N. Y., Thursday, Jan. 13. About 6 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Troy Hospital, which, owing the scarcity of water, was partially ... Read MORE...

  • News  1866 - DISASTROUS FIRE IN TROY - DESTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ORPHAN ASYLUM.
    Troy, N.Y., Saturday, May 5.
    About 8 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, and in an hour the building was... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Troy, N.Y., is said to be the greatest potato market in this country.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 6, 1869
  • 1895 - Troy
    ...The streets are generally well paved, lighted with gas and electricity, £f bordered £ The finest residences are situated on First, Second, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Spend A Night In A Motor Car.
    Troy, N. Y., Feb. 9. - One of the incidents of the storm here was the stalling of a motor car on the East Side last ... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - SEWING GIRLS CREMATED. BETWEEN TWENTY AND THIRTY BURNED TO DEATH IN TROY. ONE EXIT FOR 300 PEOPLE.
    FIVE GIRLS JUMPED FROM WINDOWS AND THREE MET INSTANT DEATH - LARGE LIST OF INJURED AND MISSING - BOY'S CARLESS MATCH STARTED A BLAZE AND A PANIC... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - Troy
    The original charter of the city of Troy was enacted April 12, 1816. It contained no unusual features. It constituted the inhabitants of the place a... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Troy, a city and the capital of Rensselaer co., N.Y., is situated on the E. bank of the Hudson River, at the mouth of the Poestenkill River, at the... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - HEAVY FIRE LOSS IN CITY OF TROY. BUSINESS STRUCTURE DESTROYED AT LOSS OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.
    Troy, N. Y., Jan. 26. - The Boston store and several other structures in the business section of this city were destroyed by fire early this morning, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1949 - April 15 - A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing four pounds, was measured at Troy NY.

    The Weather Channel
    April 15, 1949

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