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What is the nickname for the city (or the county) of Schenectady, New York? ~

Posted - April 3

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  • 17011
    Seems to be Electric City.
      April 3, 2021 10:05 PM MDT
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  • 42367

    Thanks!


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      April 3, 2021 10:18 PM MDT
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  • 14394
    Naked Lady
      April 4, 2021 3:52 PM MDT
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  • 9012
    It was my mom's hometown! "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk word meaning "beyond the pines." There was a feature film with that title a few years ago that was set in the city.  Its motto is "the city that lights and hauls the world." It was famous as the home of General Electric, where my grandfather worked in the 1920s and 30s, and American Locomotive Works. It's also the home of Union College. This post was edited by Stu Spelling Bee at April 4, 2021 7:55 PM MDT
      April 4, 2021 4:00 PM MDT
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  • 42367

    Thank you for all the background information; you haven’t provided an answer about a nickname. 
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      April 4, 2021 7:49 PM MDT
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  • 9012
    Not aware that the city has one.
      April 4, 2021 7:56 PM MDT
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