New York City might have ended up called New Paris or San Antonio

Most have heard of New Amsterdam, the iteration of New York City before it became called just that.

However, what I didn’t know, even having grown up there, was that if not for some twists of fate, ended up being New Paris. Or even San Antonio when an early explorer christened the river the Rio de San Antonio, that later became the Hudson.

So here it is:

Originally published at https://bobmayer.com.

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