Uncle sam

Uncle Sam: The Story of an Icon

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Uncle Sam: The legend

 

Troy, New York has been associated with Uncle Sam since the War of 1812.

As the story goes … during the war, Sam Wilson was a meat packer living and working in Troy, New York. He obtained a contract to supply beef to the Army, which he shipped in barrels. As government property, the barrels were branded with the initials “U.S.,” but soldiers joked that the initials referred to “Uncle Sam”.… Entire article

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Forest Therapy – New York’s Forests Are Good for Your Health

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Forest Therapy

 

It’s a scientific fact. Spending time in New York’s Forests can improve your health.

When you pack up the camper, trailer or RV and head for any of New York State’s abundant forest land, you are not just taking a welcome break from the routine of daily life; you are boosting your immune system, lowering your blood pressure, improving your mood and sleep quality and increasing your energy level.… Entire article

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