By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson) 

LOVELAND, OH (July 26, 2022) – In Issue 2022-129 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we see this is the day New York became a state in the U.S. A.


The tale of two states within a state.

New York became the 11th state of the USA in 1788 on this day.

It boasts the largest city in the US, New York City, which is home to the US Stock exchange, is theater’s capital, Broadway, as well as home to the United Nations.  

New York is also home to Eastman Kodak in Rochester, the premier photographic film maker of yesteryear, the first large electricity generating power plant at Niagara Falls, and the idyllic wine producing Finger Lakes.

The state is arguably two portions in one: New York City and the rest of the state, much of it being rural or made up of smaller cities.

Tanner’s pocket map of New York is shown here from 1847.

State of New York – 1847 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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