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New York's rich heritage

Innovation & Commerce

For more than 200 years, New York State has been the home of world class invention and commerce. A leader in business and industrial development, New York State epitomizes its nickname, “The Empire State”. At the heart of the empire:  Its people; their businesses, talents, diversity and hard work have helped make New York a global economic force.
The Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport recognizes the Father of Naval Aviation. Glenn Curtiss achieved the first pre-announced public flight and the first long distance flight in the nation. In 1907 he also became the fastest man on earth when he reached 136.4 mph on a motorcycle.
Thomas Edison’s greatest inventions such as early models of the incandescent light bulb are on display at the Schenectady County Historical Society Museum.
3000 workers constructed the tallest building in New York City, the Empire State Building and it took them less than year to complete it.
Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands region tells the story of millionaire proprietor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, George Boldt. In the process of having Boldt Castle built for his wife Louise, she died. A brokenhearted Boldt stopped the build and never returned to the island again.
Just some of the historic places on New York’s Path Through History.
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