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Glens Falls is a City Rich in History!

Glens Falls HistoryGlens Falls NY was the site of many French-Indian and Revolutionary War Battles because of its halfway point between between Fort Edward in Fort Edward NY and Fort William Henry in Lake George NY. Orignally called "Chepontuc", a Mohawk word meaning 'hard place to get around', Glens Falls NY had a waterfall that blocked the Hudson River. In 1763 Abraham Wing formed a settlement called "Wing's Falls" but later lost the name of the town to Colonel Johannes Glen to settle a debt. Glen changed the name to Glen's Falls, but it was later changed to later changed to Glens Falls.

In 1780, Glens Falls was destroyed in the "Great Burning" of 1780 when a Britsh punitive expedition passed through the area. Glens Falls NY was rebuilt and came back stronger than ever!

Glens Falls was incorporated as a city in 1908 separating it it from the Town of Queensbury. Glens Falls celebrated it centennial in 2008 with many special events in Downtown Glens Falls. Glens Falls prides itself on being named "Hometown USA" according to Look Magazine as a result of it's small town feel with big city amenities.

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