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Walloons Landing at Fort Orange (Albany, NY)
Date Issued: 1924-05-01
Postage Value: 2 cents

Commemorative issue
Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary
Walloons Landing at Fort Orange (Albany, NY)

The first permanent settlement at what is now Albany, NY, was in 1624, when a group of Walloon families built Fort Orange. In 1652 the name was changed to Beverwyck, a Dutch colony until the British took over in 1664. Walloons are an ethnic group from southern Belgium who historically have been in conflict with the Flemish people of northern Belgium.

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