New Jersey


In 1791, President Washington designated Tuckerton the third port of entry in the country, which meant that duties on imports could be collected there. Tuckerton was previously known as Clamtown and Middle-of-the-Shore. This sign has now been replaced.



At 69 square miles, Vineland is the largest in area of New Jersey's 54 cities (Atlantic County's Hamilton Township is the largest municipality in the state). Begun by Charles Landis in 1861 as a progressive, temperance utopia, Vineland became home to many agricultural ventures, including egg farming and grape culture. In 1869, Thomas Welch began producing grapes to make unfermented grape juice for religious ceremonies, a venture that became Welch's Grape Juice Company.



Also known as the "Lima Bean Capital of the World," West Cape May is nearly at the southern tip of New Jersey.



Thomas Edison did much of his work in his West Orange laboratory, which, along with his home, Glenmont, is open to the public as part of a national historic site.

The Princeton National Rowing Association's Caspersen Rowing Center has several times been used for the selection of the U.S. national rowing team. The community of Grover's Mills, the epicenter of Orson Welles' 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, is located in West Windsor.

New York


In a five-year career with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies, outfielder and Addison native Jimmy Greengrass twice hit 20 or more home runs and drove in 95 or more runs. The town was named for English essayist Joseph Addison, co-founder of The Spectator.




The western Catskill resort town of Andes was the scene of protests against payment of rents to large landowners of the area in the 1840s.

New York


Named to honor War of 1812 Commodore William Bainbridge, the town was home to the manufacture of Elmer's Glue until 2006. The old factory is now being used for new businesses.



Named for Dr. Jonas Baldwin, through whose efforts a dam and canal were built on the Seneca River to generate power and provide passage for boats, Baldwinsville continues its association with water transportation as it is the site of Lock No. 24 on the New York State Barge Canal.



A hamlet in the central Catskills, Big Indian is said to have been named for a Munsee Indian Winnesook, who stood close to seven feet tall. Entrepreneur-real estate developer Dean Gitter co-founded the Big Indian Spring Water Co.



One of the six original towns of rural Schoharie County, Broome was named for three-time New York Lieutenant Governor John Broome. The largest hamlet is Livingstonville.



The Hudson River town of Catskill has been home to such diverse persons as Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole, whose home is open to the public, and boxer Mike Tyson, who moved here to train with Cus D'Amato. Founded in 1927, the Catskill Glee Club gives local winter and spring concerts as well as several road concerts each year.



   

L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was born here in 1856 and is remembered in an annual festival. The town's name derives from an Oneida Indian word meaning "where waters run north," a reference to Chittenango Creek.

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