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Troy, Rensselaer, New York, USA
Troy is a city in the US State of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. The city is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River.Wikipedia



Troy, New York, USA

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

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.

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

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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...Read MORE...

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...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, ...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...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
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 ...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 -...Read MORE...

1897 - Troy
The original charter of the city of Troy was enacted April 12, 1816. It contained no unusual...Read MORE...

1906
Troy, a city and the capital of Rensselaer co., N.Y., is situated on the E. bank of the Hudson...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...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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