New York State Route 308 is a 6.19-mile-long (9.96 km) state highway
within northern Dutchess County in New York State that connects U.S.
Route 9 and NY 9G. The western end of the highway is in the Rhinebeck
Village Historic District, a 2.6-square-mile (6.7 km2) area that
features 272 buildings in a variety of architectural styles. NY 308
passes near the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, several historical
landmarks, and the Landsman Kill River, a minor tributary of the Hudson
River. Around 1685, the Native American Sepasco Trail ran from the
Hudson eastward through modern-day Rhinebeck and ended at Lake Sepasco,
roughly following NY 308 and its side roads. The trail remained until
1802, when part of the Ulster and Delaware Turnpike was chartered over
it, extending from Salisbury, Connecticut, to the Susquehanna River at
or near the town of Jericho (now Bainbridge). NY 308 incorporates a
portion of the former turnpike.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The crew of the British slave ship Zong, running low on water,
began killing 133 African slaves by throwing them into the sea to claim
Oregon missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, along with
about a dozen others, were killed by members of the Cayuse and Umatilla
tribes, sparking the Cayuse War.
Atari released Pong (screenshot pictured), one of the first
video games to achieve widespread popularity in both the arcade and home
The United Nations General Assembly voted to accord non-member
observer state status to Palestine.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(rare) Having, or leading, two ways.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
What can you ever really know of other people's souls — of
their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? One soul in the
whole creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed
in your hands. If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him.
You cannot put Him off with speculations about your next door neighbours
or memories of what you have read in books.
--C. S. Lewis
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