There are literally thousands of inventions that can call New York State as their birthplace.  Whole books have been written about these useful, historic, and yes, sometimes even wacky inventions.  So here are 17 inventions which came out of Upstate New York which we all can be very thankful for.

Among them are some very helpful household items, some of our favorite delicious foods, and even games and sport activities.  I mean, lets face it, everything had to start somewhere.

There are many surprises on this list.  For example, why is the little city of Norwich (Chenango County) on this list twice?  And why is the Teddy Bear really named after President Theodore Roosevelt?  And what is up with that gigantic roll of Life Savers welcoming you to the city of Gouverneur?  They are all great stories.

Realizing that there are an untold number of inventions from the state, we will revisit this list, probably several times in the future, to add on some more.  But for starters, this list will give you a clue as to where things came from.  Big (steel snow plows) and tiny (pipe cleaners) inventions all came out of Upstate New York (except one, but it was too charming of a story to leave out), and we are very thankful for both of them and the others on this list.

Betcha' Didn't Know This! 17 New York Inventions We Are Very Thankful For!

New York can boast of being the home of literally thousands of inventions. Here is a starter list of 17 (more lists will follow).. And I can speak for everyone when I say we are VERY thankful for each and every one of these items!

Read On! These Upstate Bars are 100, 150, and More Than 200 Years Old!

I like a bar or a tavern as much as the next person. But my enjoyment of the outing is heightened greatly if the pub has some interesting history to it. And it you are a century old, or even two centuries old, well, that bar will definitely have some great DNA behind it. Here is a list of a 14 great taverns, scattered all over Upstate New York, that have been serving up cold brews for a very long time, some more than 200 years. Obviously this list could be a lot longer, and we will revisit it in the future, but this list should adequately "wet your whistle." Have you been to any of these historic places?


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