Opinion: Anniversary is reminder of state’s short history
Published 06/30/2010, Republic columnist
Some years ago, my old newspaper sent me to Albany, N.Y., for a week.
I wasn’t particularly excited about traveling halfway across the country and living in a hotel room out of a suitcase for seven days. I was rather interested in seeing the capital city of New York State, though, as well as — according to at least one history I checked — the oldest surviving European settlement from the original 13 colonies.