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Henry Reed Rathbone: an Albany Native and His Intimate Connection with Lincoln’s Assassination

The Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre

Albany’s Henry Reed Rathbone and the Lincoln Assassination Albany’s Connection to a Tragic Part of History Most people are at least vaguely familiar with the details of Abraham Lincoln‘s assassination. Whether from paying attention during American history class or watching Steven Spielberg’s vastly popular 2012 film Lincoln, people are generally aware that Lincoln was shot by [...]

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Saratogian George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

Black History Month: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

A Beloved Snack, Created in our own Backyard How George Crum Created the Potato Chip February is Black History Month, the roots of which were established in 1920 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second black person to graduate from Harvard University and the son of former slaves. Woodson had co-founded the Association for the [...]

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