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Founded in 1944, Cote Insurance has offered high quality insurance to families, businesses and individuals from all walks of life. From the beginning when Windsor Cote started from his kitchen, our focus has been on providing unparalleled customer service across Upstate New York. It doesn't matter if you have a few blemishes or a totally clean driving record, Cote Insurance is here to make sure you find the right coverage at the right price for Auto, Motorcycle, Rv, Home or Business insurance.
Cohoesis an incorporated city located in the northeast corner of Albany County. The population is approximately 16,168. The name Cohoes is believed to be derived from a Mohawk term, Ga-ha-oose, referring to the Cohoes Falls and meaning "Place of the Falling Canoe,". Later historians posited that the name is derived from the Algonquian Cohoes, a place name based on a word meaning pine tree. It is also referred to as the "Spindle City" because of the importance of textile manufacturing to its growth in the 19th century.
In 1795 the first bridge across the Mohawk River was constructed at Cohoes. It was 900 feet long, 24 feet wide, 15 feet high, and was based on 13 stone piers. It cost $12,000 to build and was a toll bridge. This bridge provided access to Cohoes as one of the main routes to the north. The bridge was rebuilt in 1806 by the Cohoes Bridge Company, which raised the tolls to cover the cost.
The community became a center of textile manufacturing; in 1836 the Harmony Manufacturing Company was founded, later famous as Harmony Mills. During the 1870s the mills were enormously profitable because of access to the Erie Canal, which flowed past them at that time. Mill #3, at over 1,000 feet (300 m) long, has been considered the longest continuous textile mill in the country at the time. Cotton textiles were shipped to New York City, England and Europe, where demand was high.
On November 30, 2017, Cohoes made the national news whenthere was a massive fire that destroyed and damaged 21 buildings. An amateur blacksmith, attempting to mimic the show Forged in Fire, started a barrel fire to forge with before losing control of the fire. High winds stoked the flames which spread over the course of six hours. Those residents fortunate enough to have their Home Owner’s insurance through the Cote Insurance Agency were soon rebuilding and back in their homes thanks to the quick response of Cote agents.
Notable residents of Cohoes include US congressman Charles H. Adams who served from 1877 – 1979 and Baseball Hall of Famer George Davis, 1906 World Series Winning shortstop with the NY Giants.
Downtown was mostly built out by the start of the 20th century, but there are still some notable bank buildings from that period in the contemporary Classical Revival style. The National Bank Building on Remsen Street was converted into the Cohoes Music Hall. The Cohoes Music Hall hosts a multitude of events all year long, such as concerts, dance performances, plays and comedy shows.
For lovers of nature, the town has the Cohoes Falls and Falls View Park which offer spectacular views and trails and several nearby parks. The town is just a short drive from the attractions of Saratoga Springs, The Adirondacks, New York City and the Cote Insurance Agency in Clifton Park.
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