[Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 147 --- ( Rabbit dreams and reality ).

slatersfb at aol.com slatersfb at aol.com
Thu Mar 17 13:39:06 EST 2005

Anyway I have been studying   a lot of places  Finland, the Gem state the Lone 
star State 
Ohio and  many more.   . I do NOT like the name "Empire State"   ---empire 
gives me
pains. How ? did it get that name ?.  EH ?  Bob in New York .?

Quote from NY History Site:
New York has long been known as The Empire State. There's even a famous building in New York City that carries the name. The precise origin of the name probably cannot be determined with certainty. Some sources place the origin with George Washington, who referred to the state in December 1784 as "at present the seat of the Empire."
When I was a kid riding in my folk's car, they would read the sign to me as we crossed the border. What I heard was, "Welcome to New York, the Entire state."

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