Admiring the Big Apple

In the 16oo’s the land around the mouth of the Hudson was little more than a large marshland that tended to freeze over in the winter. In 1614 the area received its first non native inhabitant, a Dominican trader named Jaun Rodriguez. From that humble beginning has grown this…..

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In just 400 years this marsh has grown to a city of phenomenal size and from that one settler has grown a huge and diverse population, the largest of any city in America, and one that is representative of all humanity. New York is a truly global city.

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In response to Daily Post’s Admiration Photo Challenge

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7 Comments

    1. Unfortunately its even more tragic than that as the Indian tribe the Dutch negotiated with to buy Manhattan Island, the Canarsees, didn’t even control most of the island as the vast majority of it was controlled by another tribe, the Weckquaesgeeks, who were left with nothing.

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