Peopling of New York | Slate Valley
Hoping for a better life, millions of immigrants came to New York in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Though many settled in New York City, thousands traveled to the Capital Region to work in the mills and industries of the area's booming economy. Some went further north to the slate valley of New York and Vermont where an exceptional, multi-colored deposit of slate had been discovered in 1839.
Aired: 12/31/13Video has closed captioning.