Resolution J5965-2013

Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of Ticonderoga, New York

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  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 13, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 250th Anniversary of Ticondero-
ga, New York on July 24, 2014

WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and commem-
orate the distinguished histories of the communities which comprise  the
noble body of this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the  250th Anniversary of Ticonderoga, New York, to be celebrated
on Thursday, July 24, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, The history of Ticonderoga began on July 25, 1764, when  King
George III granted 2,000 acres of land to Lieutenant John Stoughton, the
first English settler of the area; and
  WHEREAS, Ticonderoga became the site of America's first victory in the
Revolutionary  War,  after  Ethan  Allen and his men captured its famous
fort from the British in 1775; and
  WHEREAS, In 1804, the Town  of  Ticonderoga  was  officially  created;
since  then,  it  has  grown  into  a  community of good schools, strong
churches, and active service and cultural organizations; and
  WHEREAS, Ticonderoga residents cultivated the rich soils of the  Cham-
plain  Valley  not  only to provide foodstuffs, but to raise, breed, and
race the world famous horses known as Ticonderoga Trotters; and
  WHEREAS, A center of industry, Ticonderoga harnessed the  water  power
of  the  LaChute River to run mills that would produce lumber and refine
iron ore and graphite; in addition, the town was  actively  involved  in
the  production  of  textiles, boat construction, and more recently, the
manufacturing of paper and electricity generation; and
  WHEREAS, Over its 250 year history, generations would use  the  unique
resources  of "the Land between Two Waters," to create a community which
not only helped America win its independence but  would  also  become  a
manufacturing, commercial, and transportation center; and
  WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and flow of decades of growth
and change, Ticonderoga continues its commitment to enhancing the quali-
ty  of life of its citizens, ensuring a positive business, institutional
and educational climate, and  providing  all  essential  services;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Ticonderoga, New York,  recognizing
the  significance  of  the  role it continues to play in the life of the
community of the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Town of Ticonderoga.

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