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Daniel Martin <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 06:43:35 -0400
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Actually, I don't think it TECHNICAL:LY/officially became the state capital
until a few years ago.  I think Kingston was the official one for a while.
Indeed, as a native Albanian I can tell you that rumors were rampant during
the construction of the Empire State Plaza (what we call the South Mall)
that the then mayor of Albany, Erastus Corning, opposed the mall so
adamantly, that he was going to use the fact that Albany was not the
official capital to prevent it's construction.  All rumors, of course.
-----Original Message-----
From: John T. Reilly <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 10:55 AM
Subject: Albany as the state capital

>Where can I find information on the date Albany became the capital of NY
>State, and the reason for the change.
>    John Reilly