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2005-11-29 21:50:47
2005-11-29 21:50:47

It was named New Amsterdam because it was an early Dutch colony for which they paid the equivelant of $26.00 in beads and trinkets to the Native inhabitants of Manhatten Island. That's from memory, so if there's a fact missing, I apologize.

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