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:

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

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  2. Fascinating fact!
    New Amsterdam rocked :-)


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  3. They really should rename it to James City now.

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  4. nice fact, i could use that info in my job

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  5. Albany is much easier to say than Beverwijck.

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

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  7. Interesting! I love that photo.

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

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

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

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  11. I didn't knew about this...

    http://www.cultureandtrend.com/

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  12. interesting post.
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  13. I'm all for the name change!

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