Bill Text: NY J01659 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Village of Copenhagen

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-30 - ADOPTED [J01659 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-J01659-Introduced.html

Senate Resolution No. 1659

BY: Senator GRIFFO

        COMMEMORATING the 150th Anniversary of the Village
        of Copenhagen

  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  intent  of this Legislative Body to honor and
commemorate  the  distinguished  histories  of  the  communities   which
comprise the noble body of this great Empire State; and

  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern,  and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this  Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud  to
commemorate  the  150th  Anniversary  of  the Village of Copenhagen, New
York, to be celebrated August 22-24, 2019; and

  WHEREAS, This auspicious event will  include  a  parade,  fireworks,
music, a civil war reenactment, craft and car show, as well as horseshoe
and corn hole tournaments; and

  WHEREAS,  Named  after  the  capital  of  Denmark,  the  Village  of
Copenhagen is located in Lewis County and situated between Watertown and
Lowville; and

  WHEREAS, The area which is now Copenhagen  was  first  used  by  the
Oneida  Indians  as part of their hunting grounds; it was referred to as
"Old Ash Swamp" because black ash grew there; and

  WHEREAS, In the spring of 1801, Nathan Munger and  his  son  Nathan,
both  millwrights,  traveled  down the Black River to the Deer River and
settled in a spot about one-half mile above High Falls where they set up
a mill and put it into operation; and

  WHEREAS, In 1803, the Mungers built a grist mill with one run out of
burr stones; it was put into operation in time to grind the first  wheat
to  be  grown in the town; the grist mill was located directly below the
saw mill near the late Frank Arnold's garage on Cataract Street  in  the
Village of Copenhagen; and

  WHEREAS,  This  settlement,  known as Munger Mills, would officially
become the Village of Copenhagen on January 12, 1869; homes  and  places
of  business sprang up in the area; Levi Barres built the first home and
Urial Twitchell opened the first store; and

  WHEREAS, Furthermore, the first inn was built on the hill  south  of
Copenhagen  on  the  site of the present Cottage Inn, where Andrew Mills
served as the Village's first innkeeper; and

  WHEREAS, Of historic origin, and remaining fruitful over the ebb and
flow of  decades  of  growth  and  change,  the  Village  of  Copenhagen
continues  to  provide  the  quintessential  quality  of  life  for  its
residents; and

  WHEREAS, The residents of the Village of Copenhagen  have  a  bright
outlook  for  the  future  of their community, which remains a beautiful
place in which to live and raise a family; and

  WHEREAS, In recognition of the Village of Copenhagen's rich  history
and  enduring  contribution  to  the State of New York, this Legislative
Body is proud to pay tribute to this spirited town upon the occasion  of
its 150th Anniversary; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 150th Anniversary of  the  Village  of  Copenhagen,  New
York,  recognizing  the significance of the role it continues to play in
the life of the community of the State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted to the Village of Copenhagen, New York.