William Rockhill Nelson: The Story of a Man, a Newspaper and a City

William Rockhill Nelson: The Story of a Man, a Newspaper and a City

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William Rockhill Nelson: The Story of a Man, a Newspaper and a City

William Rockhill Nelson: The Story of a Man, a Newspaper and a City

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WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON was born March 7, 1841, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He came of a line of builders of cities and states. His American ancestry reached back almost three centuries. Two of his forefathers were named in the grant of lands for the founding of the city of Harlem, New York. Another was named in the deed from the Indians for the site of Brooklyn. Yet another founded the city of Poughkeepsie. One was the first judge chosen by popular vote in the New World. In the provincial assemblies of the colonial days, in the Indian wars during the century preceding the Revolutionary War, in the Revolution itself, men of his ancestral blood served with honor and distinction. They helped lay the foundations on which the colonies themselves were reared, and they were among the builders of the Nation formed by . . .

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