Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
New York State
Thursdays. It's called 'Thursday at the Square.'
|What's the name of the public art project where buffaloes are placed all over the city?||Buffalo, New York
Herd About Buffalo. Various groups and people 'adopt' a Buffalo and paint it. The buffaloes are then placed around the city to 'promote' Buffalo.
Shakespeare in the Park. They perform in Delaware Park in the summer and have just started performing in various theatres in the off season.
|What is the name of the annual summer festival honoring American-Canadian relations?||Buffalo, New York
Friendship Festival. It's called the Friendship Festival to honour our friendship with Canada. This festival is held in the summer and is full of concerts and fireworks.
|What is the name of the international bridge in Buffalo that goes to Fort Erie, Canada?||Buffalo, New York
Peace Bridge. It's called the Peace Bridge to celebrate our peace with Canada.
Darien Lake. Darien Lake is the biggest! Marineland is in Ontario and doesn't have many rides, while Fantasy Island is on Grand Island and is the closest contender to being the biggest. And I made Buffalo Place up.
University at Buffalo. UB has two campuses - the Main St (south) and the Amherst (north). Most activities now take place on the north.
The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. It used to be the Buffalo International Aiport, until they built the new one and added 'Niagara' to it!
The Erie County Fair. The Erie County Fair is one of the biggest in the US.
The Buffalo News. The Buffalo News is the biggest newspaper. There used to be a Courrier Express, but it was taken over by the Buffalo News many years ago.
|Which fort survived a 21-day siege, blocked an entire British army from invading New York in August 1777, and helped bring about the American victory in Saratoga?||New York State of Mind
Ft. Stanwix. Defended bravely by the 4th Tryon militia, Ft. Stanwix (then known as Ft. Schuyler) stopped the advance of Brevet General Barry St. Leger and his Royalist army. The fort was relieved by General Benedict Arnold.
About 1800. The Thousand Islands have 1864 islands, most of them rather small so that most are not inhabited.
Lake Erie and the Mohawk River. Cutting across from before the Niagara Falls all the way to the Mohawk River, the Erie Canal gives passage to the Atlantic Ocean at New York City.
Bedloe's Island . Built in France by Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel, and brought to the US, it was the first thing immigrants saw as the neared American shores. It was dedicated in 1886.
Montauk Pt.. On Long Island, Montauk Point is almost as far east as Rhode Island.
Holland. Originally called New Amsterdam, New York was a prominent Dutch colony. Sitting at the mouth of the Hudson River, Henry Hudson was in employ of the Dutch. They later moved north up into the Mohawk Valley.
Empire state. The industrial empire of the US was once centered in New York City, hence the name.
11th. The New York was just eleventh to sign the charter, but is still a very important state to win when you're running for President because of its large population.
Lake Ontario . Between Ontario and New York, Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, and the entrance to the St. Lawrence Seaway. Also, the only of the Great Lakes with sunken warships.
Albany. Many people believe that it is New York City, but the former Native American city of Albany is the capital.
62. Five of these counties are the boroughs of New York City.
Buffalo. Of course New York City is the largest with a population of 7,322,564 (1990 census).
21 degrees F. Heavy snows in the Adirondacks and the Catskills are good opportunities for bobsledding and skiing.
69 degrees F. Summer often brings sun lovers out to the beaches and seashores. Manhattan's Central Park fills with bicycles and roller bladers.
Mount Marcy. Mount Marcy, located in the Adirondacks, is 5,344 feet.
Madison. Madison is located 12 miles south of Oneida and 26 miles southwest of Utica.
Syracuse. It is held in Syracuse in late August-early September.
Apple. The children at Bear Road Elementary School in North Syracuse loved apple muffins. They convinced the governor to have it declared the official state muffin.
f. It is called ""Eurypterus remipes". The fossil was a relative of today's king crab and sea scorpion.
Wine-Red Garnet. This is a dark red gem used in jewelry and watch making and also as an industrial abrasive. New York is the nation's top producer of garnets.
Apple. European settlers brought apple seeds to New York in the 1600s. The colonists ate dried apples during the winter, and also baked apple pies and apple cider.