Introduction the dutch first settled along the hudson river in 1624 two years later they established the colony of new amsterdam on manhattan island in 1664, the english took control of the area and renamed it new york one of the original 13 colonies, new york played a crucial political and strategic role during the. History of albany albany has a rich history dating back more than 400 years when henry hudson arrived at this site in 1609, the area already had a rich history it was home to the haudenosaunee (iroquois) and the dutch established a trading post at the site the main export was furs the trading post became a fort. Introduction: the old hoosick road, also known as the albany road historical time line history: thro' a country not well settled: the albany road of from the 1750s this road was surveyed by elisha hawley of northampton, and was constructed by oliver partridge of hatfield to accelerate the.
History of technology - the industrial revolution (1750–1900): the term industrial revolution, like similar historical concepts, is more convenient than precise the first problem was solved in the mid-19th century by the introduction of town gas supplies, but the second problem proved more intractable as it was difficult to. Resources biography albany illustrated: illustrated souvenir of albany and vicinity, commerce, trade and industries, historical, descriptive and biographical sketches, with views and portraits (ann arbor, michigan : university microfilms, 1987 microreproduction of original published: [albany] : the argus.
City history while looking for a trade route to the far east in 1609 henry hudson came up la grande riviere as named by french explorers in 1540 the dutch named the river for hudson in 1624 the first settlers, actually french walloons, set up a colony which was named fort orange for the house of orange, the royal. Books | the official site of the ten broeck mansion and albany county historical association contains history, events, information about the ten broeck mansion in albany ny, general abraham ten broeck, and the albany county historical association classifed by new york state as a historic house museum. Bielinski is the founder and director of the colonial albany social history project at the new york state museum we found no jacks christened during 1750s or before, but the records revealed that the children of jack and beth jackson were being baptized in the presbyterian church during the.
The library's research collection of more than 20 million items includes major holdings in law, medicine, the social sciences, education, american and new york state history and culture, the pure sciences and technology new york state archives cultural education center (madison avenue) empire state plaza albany, ny. Albany chronicles, or more fully, albany chronicles: a history of the city arranged chronologically, from the earliest settlement to the present time illustrated with many historical pictures of rarity and reproductions of the robert c pruyn introduction by new netherland project founder charles t gehring.