up-state update

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Tue May 17 21:14:36 UTC 2011

I am sure there are earlier quotes for up-state/upstate.  But, most of the
hits are bogus to this term.

Found in a NY state newspaper (_The World_, 12/05/1896, p 3) the following:

"Certainly," answered the witness; "and a country Democrat is the same as a
country Republican when it comes to city affairs."

The up-state legislators sniffed the air contemptuously at this, but
refrained from assailing the home-rule proposition.

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