NATIONAL NEW YORK DAY

As we continue our tour of the states, September 21 brings us to the perfect time to honor National New York Day. People & Places The Lenape people populated the land now known as New York. They’re also known as the Delaware Indians. Their settlements also spread across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and parts of Delaware …
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NATIONAL SOUTH CAROLINA DAY

On August 31, National South Carolina Day recognizes The Palmetto State and her unique landscapes, bold personalities, and long history. Catawbas and Cherokee were some of the first to greet Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century. Their tribes dotted the land with villages. The Englished established the first successful settlement near present-day Charleston. Named Carolina …
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NATIONAL MASSACHUSETTS DAY

National Massachusetts Day on August 17th recognizes the first New England colony and the sixth state to join the Union. Named after the indigenous people who populated the area when explorers (and later the pilgrims) first arrived, Massachusetts became an incubator for independence, education, and industry. Cradle of Liberty It should come as no surprise …
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NATIONAL CONNECTICUT DAY

Woven into the fabric of this state’s historic landscape, we find revolutionaries, innovators, and philosophers. On August 10th, National Connecticut Day recognizes the contributions of the fifth state to join the United States of America. Like other colonies of the region, the Dutch first explored and founded trading posts in Connecticut. In 1633, Puritans from …
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