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List of New York Facts and Trivia

  1. The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.
  2. The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.
  3. A brewer named Matthew Vassar founded Vassar College in Poughkeepsie in 1861.
  4. In 1979 Vassar students were the first from a private college to be granted permission to study in the People's Republic of China.
  5. The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan is the only school in the world offering a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing.
  6. Union College in Schenectady is regarded as the Mother of Fraternities because Delta Phi is the oldest continually operating fraternity and Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Societies were started on the campus.
  7. The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair was actually held in Bethel.
  8. Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.
  9. In 1807 The Clermont made its maiden voyage from New York City to Albany making the vessel the first successful steamboat.
  10. Sam Schapiro began the Kosher wine industry on New York's Lower East side with their famous extra heavy original concord wine in 1899.

 

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