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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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The birthplace of Memorial Day: Waterloo, New York

Waterloo is a village in Seneca County. The village is the county seat, and is named after Waterloo in Belgium, where Napoleon was defeated. The village was originally named "New Hudson" when it was settled in 1795. Waterloo's population is around 5,000.

Waterloo is known as the birthplace of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was first celebrated here in 1866, and President Lyndon B. Johnson declared Waterloo to be the official birthplace of Memorial Day in 1966.


Houses on Main Street.



Businesses on Main Street.



On the left is the National Memorial Day Museum, located on Main Street.



A house on Elisha Street.



Houses on Elisha Street.



The Seneca County Courthouse, on Wiliam Street, from Park Place. The courthouse was built in 1818.



Houses on William Street.

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Old May 24th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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Happy Memorial Day weekend for us Americans!

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