Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam, approves settlement west of the Hudson.

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Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of New AmsterdamThe Indians massacred the first two groups of Dutch pioneers attempting to colonize west of the Hudson. Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam, ordered the third group of settlers to build their homes inside a fort. A statue of Peg Leg Pete still watches over the outline of that wooden wall where today Bergen Avenue forms a square at Academy Street.

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About Anthony Olszewski

Anthony Olszewski was born in Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in 1956. Mr. Olszewski was the Web Site Editor for Bret Schundler's 1997 campaign for Mayor of Jersey City and the 2001 Gubernatorial campaigns (primary and general elections). Anthony Olszewski currently runs a number of Web Sites that focus on New Jersey. He also is a member of Mensa.
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