Question by  Ismono (6)

Can you give me some interesting facts about Schenectady, New York?

I got assigned this city for a school paper.


Answer by  JenT (166)

"Schenectady" takes its name from a Mohawk word meaning, "near the pines". It is here that Thomas Edison founded what later became the General Electric Company. George Westinghouse invented the rotary engine and air brakes in Schenectady. It was known as "The City that Lights and Hauls the World" because the American Locomotive Works was located here.


Answer by  Michele13 (1188)

Schenedtady is the county seat of Schenectady County,and was first settled in 1661 by Arent Van Curler as part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland.It lies on the Mohawk River.On February 8,1690,the city was attacked by the French and their Indian allies.62 people died in the Schenectady Massacre.


Answer by  walter80 (409)

Schenectady is a city in New York State. The Mohawks were the original settlers there and Europeans arrived in the middle of the seventeenth century. It is a busy city now near Albany.

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