Did you know that these people have history with the Capital Region?

Uncle Sam - Sam Wilson of Troy is the man whom the United States' symbol of "Uncle Sam" was based on. Uncle Sam's Place writes:

The story grew to mythological proportions, resulting in a somewhat fictional image of Sam Wilson emerging as the white bearded, red - white - and - blue clad symbol of America.

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Norman Rockwell - Remember the cute old time-y calendar in your grandma's house? It was probably drawn by Norman Rockwell! Though he lived in Massachusetts, some of the scenes that he drew featured Troy as a backdrop. How cool is that?

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Jimmy Fallon - The comedian and late night host that we all know and love was born in Saugerties. He also went to college at Saint Rose, and worked as a receptionist at Metroland, Times Union says.

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Mike Tyson - The famous boxer, Mike Tyson, lived in Catskill in the 1980s according to Times Union. However, he often fought matches in the Capital Region!

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Rachel Ray - Chef, baker, and lifestyle mentor Rachel Ray was born in Glens Falls. She got her start with TV on Albany's own CBS 6, WRGB. Also interesting: in researching this article, I found that Paula Deen was actually born in Albany... Albany, Georgia. I guess we can't take credit for all of the chefs on TV!

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