Colonial Greater Western New York Caught In A European Tug-Of-War

The Greater Western New York Region was just an afterthought to them, but the European powers still managed to play ping-pong with the region. How so? Click the link below for this week’s episode of The State of Greater Western New York Report to find out more about this European Tug-of-War.

This week’s guest Christopher Carosa, Deputy Historian for the Town of Mendon, NY, starts by explaining the whole Spain vs. Portugal thing and tells you why Brazil speaks Portuguese but the rest of South America speaks Spanish.

In the show’s second half, Carosa finishes but taking you through the steps the British went through to push the French and the Danish off the board. And, about those Iroquois…

Our guest happily answered questions from the live audience. In fact, these are probably some of the same questions you had. Would you like to be a live audience member so you can ask our guests questions? Click here to join the growing number of members who share your feelings on because then we can automatically send you the link to watch our shows live.

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