Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the City of Beacon, New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the City
of Beacon, New York

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and commem-
orate the proud and distinguished histories of the communities which
comprise the noble body of this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of the City of Beacon, in Dutchess County,
New York; and
WHEREAS, On May 15, 1913, William Sulzer, the Governor of New York,
signed legislation merging the villages of Matteawan and Fishkill Land-
ing into the City of Beacon; the name Beacon was voted upon by the citi-
zens of Matteawan and Fishkill Landing as it was a reminder of the
signal fires built atop Mount Beacon during the American Revolution; and
WHEREAS, In the 100 years that followed, the City of Beacon has seen
growth and change, along with its highs and lows; the City of Beacon has
seen innovation and prosperity; and
WHEREAS, When factories first opened, Beacon became a thriving indus-
trial city; a prosperous commercial Main Street along with a strong
sense of community saw Beacon become an ideal destination for young
couples to raise a family; and
WHEREAS, Remaining fruitful over the ebb and flow of decades of growth
and change, the City of Beacon continues its commitment to enhancing the
quality of life of its citizens, ensuring a positive business, institu-
tional and educational climate, and providing all essential services;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the City of Beacon, New York,
recognizing the significance of the role it continues to play in the
life of the community of the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to City of Beacon.


  • 03 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013

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