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166. Mohawks, The: Indian tribe that once occupied the area around Schenectady, burned the city and massacred its people in 1690.  
167. Arendt van Corlaer: Dutch founder of the city in 1661. Also spelled Arent Van Curler.  
168. WGY: One of the first commercial radio broadcast stations, founded in 1922 by GE, still in operation.  
169. IBEW: The International Brotherhood of Electical Workers, union antagonistic towards GE. Powerful in the mid twentieth ce...  
170. Pat Riley: Was born and raised in Schenectady, later coached the NY Knicks  
171. Charles Steinmetz: Invented AC current (makes modern electronics possible) and artifical lightning, brilliant inventor, long time resi...  
172. Samuel Wilson: The orginal 'Uncle Sam' supplied meat to the US Army in 19th century stamped 'US'. His shop was in Troy.  
173. Kiliaen Van Rensselaer: Original dutch owner (Patroon) of the city, the county is named after him.  
174. Emma Willard School: Exclusive private girls high school in Troy, founded in the early 19th century.  
175. Russell Sage: Private girls college in Downtown Troy.  
176. White Hat Crew, The: Male undergraduate students usually from Long Island or other suburban areas around New York City who wear white ba...  
177. Crossgates Mall: The largest mall in the area. Built in the mid 1980's and expanded in the late 1990's, on Washington Avenue Extent...  
178. Track, The: The Saratoga Racecourse in the east of the city, the raceing season in August draws most vistors to the city.  
179. Skidmore: Very expensive private college in the north of the city.  
180. Congress Park: Popular park at the heart of the city on Broadway. Features a small lake with waterfoul.  
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1. A group, led by a captain, that organizes a parade during Carnival season.

2. Members of a carnival organization.

Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The horse's creepy red eyes attract all sorts of disgust from the Colorado public, who lament the fact that the sculpture is placed so prominently at the gateway to the city. Adding to the mustang's mystique, scupltor Luis Jimenez died...

A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.

A Three Way (spaghetti, chili and cheddar cheese) plus red beans AND diced onions.
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(noun) A longtime election straw poll conducted among the patrons of Duke's Rotary Barber Shop with a reputation for accurately predicting the outcome of local elections.