Friday, May 16, 2014

We Are All Penn Yannians

A local disaster area — Overnight storm causes major flooding in Penn Yan.

Penn Yan, New York, tells us, derives its name from the "the first syllables of 'Pennsylvania' and 'Yankee,' as most of the early settlers were Pennsylvanians and New Englanders (or Yankees)." This tells us that as late as 1833, when the village was incorporated, neither Pennsylvanians nor New Yorkers were Yankees.

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