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Officially titled 'Liberty Enlightening the World,' the United States' most famous statue was a gift from France, commemorating 100 years of independence.  
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Adirondack Park, formed about 10 million years ago, is more than twice as large as Yellowstone and nearly double the age of the Appalachians.  
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The Catskills were the first American landscape to be romanticized in literature as the setting of Washington Irving's 1819 novel, Rip Van Winkle.  
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New York City's Times Square has drawn enormous crowds since the New Year's ball-dropping tradition began in 1906.  
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As New York's oldest city, Albany has had several distinguished residents. Five presidents got their start in the capital city—Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt.  
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Deriving its name from its claim to fame, Long Island is, indeed, the longest island on the East Coast.  
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'Betwixt the Lake Ontario and Erie, there is a vast and prodigious Cadence of Water... The Universe does not afford its Parallel.'
       —Missionary Father Louis Hennepin on Niagara Falls  
 
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