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Ellis Hospital Collection

Schenectady County Historical Society

Dates of Original: 1885-1985

This collection contains photographs of Ellis Hospital, which is located in Schenectady, NY. Ellis Hospital opened on March 27, 1893 after local businessman Charles G. Ellis bequeathed $25,000 in order to open the hospital. During the early 1900s, Ellis Hospital kept pace with Schenectady's population boom and moved to several locations in order to expand. It's current location on Nott Street was built in 1906. Several additions and expansions would be built just to keep up with Schenectady's population and their injuries and illnesses.

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Massapequa Library History Collection

Massapequa Public Library

Dates of Original: 1953-1965

On January 18th, 1953, the Massapequa Public Library opened its doors for the first time. It was a small rented storefront library located on 526 Broadway, Massapequa, at what is the current site of Broadway Pizza. The library received a generous donation of land from the Bar Harbour Shopping Centre, Inc., in 1959. The Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Bar Harbour Library Building was held in April of 1964, and dedication ceremonies were held on June 13th, 1965.

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Huntington War Manuscripts

Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

Dates of Original: 1779-1866

During the Revolutionary War, the occupying British army forced Huntington residents to take oaths of allegiance to the Crown. If a man refused to take the oath, he and his family could be turned off their property, losing everything. The British established a headquarters in Huntington and used Long Island as a supply depot for the occupying forces in Manhattan. Crops and livestock were taken, horses and oxen were commandeered, and residents were forced to provide food, housing and labor. Residents resisted as best they could. Men who had fled to Connecticut conducted raids across the... Read more

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Hudson River voyage c.1937-39

Watervliet Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1930 - 1940

The Hudson River is over three hundred miles long and travels mainly through eastern New York. It was a great source of travel for steamboats, which increased trade and expansion of populations and visitors.

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