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Poughkeepsie



Introduction of Poughkeepsie
Manufacturing city on the Hudson River, 65 mi Nof New York City, SE New York State. Settled bythe Dutch in 1687, it was incorporated in 1854. Itwas interim capital of the state in 1777, and the U.S.Constitution was ratified by the state on July 26,1778, in this city. Vassar College for women (nowopen to men as well) was established here in 1861and still flourishes.Manufacturing city on the Hudson River, 65 mi Nof New York City, SE New York State. Settled bythe Dutch in 1687, it was incorporated in 1854. Itwas interim capital of the state in 1777, and the U.S.Constitution was ratified by the state on July 26,1778, in this city. Vassar College for women (nowopen to men as well) was established here in 1861and still flourishes.

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