Square Inn & Suites (518) 274-8800
One Fourth Street,
Troy, NY 12180
Daily, dawn to
trail is rated 1A
streets, passing business district , antique district, many
historical homes, Russell Sage College,
Monuments, and shoreline of Hudson River, crosses the
Green Island Bridge (former RR Bridge), Erie Canal Natíl
The "B" Award i
s a Hot
Pink City bar of Troy, attachable to the header. There is a
header (which is our club emblem), sold separately, to attach
the various city bars of our year rounds and seaonsals...
Various "B" awards are also available.
$4.00 for "B" award and IVV credit
$3.00 for IVV credit
$2.00 for all non-IVV credit walkers.
$3.00 for the
Header, purchased separately
Water and restroom
facilities are available at the start/finish.. Walkers
are encouraged to carry water during warm weather.
Smoking is prohibited in Public buildings and Parks by
New York State law. Please observe this ruling.
ESCV would like to thank the Franklin Square Inn and
Suites for the use of their facilities and their help.
Without them, this event would not be possible.
Directions to the
BEST WESTERN - Franklin Square Inn & Suites
(click here for directions from your location)
From the North:
Groups of six or more Please contact the above.
Take I-87 South to (Exit 8) Alt. 7 East. Stay right
over the Collar City Bridge. Take ramp (Troy-Downtown). At
end of ramp turn right onto Hutton . Go 2 blocks and turn
left onto River Street. Go to traffic light . Continue
straight through the light and bearing right .The Franklin
Square Inn & Suites is on the left. Continue south one
block, turn left ,go 1 block , turn left on Fourth Street to
entrance to the inn.
From the South :
Take NY State Thruway to exit 23. Take I-787 North to exit
8(23rd Street, Watervliet, Green Island). Turn right at the
traffic light and take next right over Bridge. At traffic
light turn right onto River Street. Franklin Square Inn is
on the left. Continue 1 block to Fulton Street, turn left.
Go 1 block to Fourth Street. Turn left and go 1 block to
entrance to Inn.
From the West:
Take I- 90 East to 787 north. (Troy). Follow directions from
From the East:
Take I- 90 West to 787 north (Troy) . Follow directions from
Brief History of Troy
The site of the city was a part
of the Van Rensselaer grant of 1629. Dirck Van der Heyden
was one of the first settlers. In 1707, he purchased a farm
of 65 acres (26 hectares) which in 1787 was laid out as a
Some other notable
historical events in Troy
The name Troy (after the legendary city of Troy, made famous
in Homer's Iliad) was adopted in 1789, and the region was
formed into the "Town of Troy" in 1791 from part of the
Rensselaerwyck Manor. Troy became a village in 1801 and was
chartered as a city in 1816.
Samuel Wilson, a Troy butcher and meatpacker during the time
of the War of 1812, is believed by many to have been the
inspiration for the personification of the United States
known as Uncle Sam.
It has been three times nearly destroyed by fire. In 1892,
there were election riots there during which Robert Ross was
murdered. One of his slayers, "Bat" Shea, was executed in
Through much of the 19th and into the early 20th century,
Troy was not only one of the most prosperous cities in New
York State, but also one of the most prosperous cities in
the entire country, overshadowing nearby Albany, the state
capital. It was one of the centers of the American iron
industry, as well as of the "collar and cuff" industry, the
latter exemplified by Cluett, Peabody & Company.
Cluett's "Arrow shirts" are still worn by men across the
country, although Cluett's itself is no more. People came
from far and wide to shop at Frear's Department Store, which
was one of the largest in the state.
First known appearance of the world-famous Holiday poem "A
Visit from St. Nicholas" (also known as "The Night Before
Christmas" or "Twas the Night Before Christmas") is made in
the now-defunct newspaper The Troy Sentinel on December 23.
The poem was published anonymously, but its author is now
regarded by most as having been [Henry Livingston, Jr.].
* 1827: Hannah Lord Montague invents the
detachable collar in Troy.
* 1864: The nation's first female Labor
Union, the Collar Laundry Union, founded in Troy by Kate
* 1933: Sanford Cluett invents
sanforization, a process which shrinks cotton fabrics
thoroughly and permanently, in Troy.