Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: Rochester

Rochester, New York is named after Nathaniel Rochester, a Revolutionary War soldier. He founded a settlement in New York that would later become the city of Rochester. 

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  1. I often wonder how places get their names!

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  2. Hello!!!.. So interesting.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy weekend..

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  3. How do you find these interesting tidbits? They are fun to read.

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  4. Looks rather miffed in that pic lol

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  5. Nate ole boy
    What attracted you to live in such a cold spot?

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  6. I'm in Tennessee and it seems most towns here are named after people associated with the Civil War.

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  7. And to think I thought Rochester was named after Jack Benny's man servant. Hmn... Do you know who Jack Benny was? I only ask because you're rather young---in a good way of course.

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    1. I know next to nothing about Jack Benny

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  8. I think most towns get their names from people, don't you.
    Lubbock (texas) was named after a Col. Lubbock.

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