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New York raids its attic and finds US history
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has raided its attic and found American history.
The hallways in the state Capitol complex in Albany are filled with artifacts that include a slave bill of sale, a 1966 Harley-Davidson motorcycle used by state police, and items that Gov. Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt would take to Washington.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo started the raid on a little-known warehouse where centuries of New York history were boxed away.
Now the working statehouse is an up-close museum of state and American history that is drawing thousands of visitors.
Among the favorites are a huge 1813 portrait of George Washington and several limousines, cars and trucks dating to 1908.
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