CONGRATULATING THE TOWN OF HOPE ON ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 85
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2018)

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        CONGRATULATING THE TOWN OF HOPE ON ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY

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                         HON. ELISE M. STEFANIK

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  Ms. STEFANIK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and recognize the 
200th anniversary of the Town of Hope.
  While formally founded in 1818, the Town of Hope traces its roots 
back to the 1700s. The Town of Hope was originally part of the Town of 
Wells, which formed from a 1772 purchase of land in the central 
Adirondack region from a Native American tribe. It was not until 1818 
that Hope seceded from the Town of Wells and formally became a town. 
Hope quickly grew into a booming center for agriculture and the lumber 
market.

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  Over time, Hope's population dropped, and the area was overtaken by 
the glistening lakes and streams, rolling hills, and peaceful valleys 
surrounding it. This natural sanctuary appealed to outdoorsmen, 
fishermen, hunters, hikers, and those seeking a tranquil, friendly 
place to live, much as it did in the 1700's. Today, the town stands as 
a proud and cordial community of good neighbors.
  On behalf of New York's 21st District, I want to congratulate the 
Town of Hope on its 200th anniversary. I wish all its residents the 
best as they celebrate this important milestone.

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