Monday, August 5, 2013

Fact of the Day: James Town

The capital of New York, Albany was renamed after England took over the area from the Dutch. The Netherlands called the village Beverwijck but was changed in honor of the then-Duke of Albany. The duke later became King James II of England. 

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well I suppose it is a little easier to say ;)

Cloudia said...

Fascinating fact!
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Aunt Mary said...

VERY NICE FACT :)

PARTOFSTREET said...

impressive

DWei said...

They really should rename it to James City now.

MEcoy said...

nice fact, i could use that info in my job

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Albany is much easier to say than Beverwijck.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Beverwijck... That's pretty tough to pronounce. Albany is much easier!

Christine said...

Interesting! I love that photo.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

oh I didn't know it!
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A Beer for the Shower said...

And in 100 years it'll be "Pepsi Presents: James Town"

Pilar Domínguez said...

All this facts about towns are new for me. Thanks for sharing this information.Very interesting. Kisses:)

Pat said...

I agree! A MUCH easier name to say AND spell!

Unknown said...

I didn't knew about this...

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K.I.S.S. said...

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Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm all for the name change!