Wednesday, July 8, 2015

June 12, 1640

"On June 12, 1640, the 'Founders' knelt in thanksgiving for their safe arrival in their permanent homesite in their 'New World.' They knelt in a pleasant meadow, fronted by the vast Atlantic and backed by the towering primeval forest, (today known as 'Old Towne.')

"Here was born the first English Settlement in the State of New York, Thomas Halsey was one of those stalwart Fathers."

from "Thomas Halsey & the Olde Halsey Homestead: A Short History" by Edna Lee Potter

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