History of the Capital District

The Capital District consists of the metropolitan area surrounding Albany, the capital of the U.S. state of New York. This includes both the cities of Troy, Saratoga, and Schenectady. As Pearson relocated here in 1830, there is much description of his surroundings which is contextualized through these resources. Cover image is of the Old State Capitol, which was in use from 1812 to 1879 -- courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewYorkState_Capitol.

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1829 Map of Albany and Schenectady Counties

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