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From: "djweber" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Oldest in America?
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 15:55:19 -0500
References: <20020416.073338.-319207.0.captjoef@juno.com>


I can't believe the article statement. The Spanish had
settlements in Florida, the Dutch had settlements at Albany and
New York long before 1668 and towns were scattered throughout New
England and New York to say nothing about the Southern Colonies
long before that time.

Probably the newspaper is picking a particular type of a town
"corporation" but certainly there were more probably many towns,
albeit small towns, throughout the Colonies before 1668.

djweber


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Subject: [Q-R] Oldest in America?


>
> Hi List,
>
> I read that Sault Ste-Marie in Michigan is the oldest city in
Michigan
> and 3rd oldest in the USA. Does anyone know if that means
oldest
> "settlement"... I believe Father Jacques Marquette built a
mission there
> in 1668 but surely there were other settlements along the east
coast.
>
> Is Sault Ste-Marie the 3rd oldest settlement in the USA? Anyone
know
> where a list of "oldest" settlements or cities can be found?
>
> Thanks,
> Joe.. in Calif
>



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