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Empire State Building in New York City

Welcome to New York! Here is a sampling of interesting bits of facts and trivia you will find in your personal New York Passport: Statue of Liberty near Ellis Ilsand in New York Harbor

  • The Guggenheim Museum building in New York City was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • The Rockefeller Center is home to the world famous Radio City Music Hall.

  • In Lewiston, near Niagara Falls, exists one of the world's largest power generation plants, providing about 17% of New York's electricity!

  • The highest point in the Catskill Mountain area is Slide Mountain in Ulster County, 4,180 feet above sea level.

New York Passport

New York Souvenir State passports cost $5.45 each plus $.70 for shipping and are very easy to order. To purchase this memorable souvenir for yourself, family or friends simply click on the secure PayPal 'Add to Cart' button below:

The information below provides a content preview of your New York Souvenir State Passport. Only certain sections are available online, but the entire souvenir New York passport can be yours for only $5.45.

New York State Passport - Table of Contents

General Information
     Welcome to New York - The Empire State!
     New York Historical Overview
     New York Trivia
     New York Geography
     Business and Industry
     Governor's Mansion
     The Statue of Liberty
     Rockefeller Center
     World Trade Center In Memoriam
     New York Vital Statistics
State Information
     New York State Fruit
     New York State Capitol
     New York State Flag
     New York State Seal
     New York State Flower
     New York State Song
     New York State Shell
     New York State Beverage
     New York State Gem
     New York State Muffin
     New York State Fish and Fish Records
     New York State Trees and Tree Records
     New York State Fossil
     New York State Motto
     New York State Animal
     New York State Insect
     New York State Sports Teams

Welcome to New York - The Empire State!

I, the undersigned, hereby request all whom it may concern to permit the person named herein to enjoy without delay the hospitality and beauty of this great State and to give aid to ensure a safe and pleasant journey to the New York Passport bearer named herein.


Giovanni da Verrazano

European Explorer of New York, 1524

New York Historical Overview

Five days after the Declaration of Independence, the people of New York met at a convention in Kingston to vote in support of their own state government. Although their state was the scene of nearly a third of the battles fought in the American Revolution, and their major port and city were occupied by foreigners, New Yorkers still managed to supply large quantities of food, clothing, lead and iron to General Washington and to serve valiantly in the Continental Army. New Yorkers saw the christening of the American Flag when the Stars and Stripes was first flown in battle at the defense of Ft. Stanwix in Rome, New York. Shortly thereafter, on April 20, 1777, the colony of New York became an official US state and actually adopted its own constitution twelve years before the Federal Constitution was established. After the charting of the Federal Constitution, New York became America's first capitol and was the site of the inauguration of George Washington as president on April 30, 1789.


  • The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is one of the world's largest cathedrals.

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