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Horace Greeley Being Honored In Chappaqua

An image of Horace Greeley (seated) is seen in an image presented by the New Castle Historical Society - Chappaqua, NY - Feb 7, 2011 - Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

An image of Horace Greeley (seated) is seen in an image presented by the New Castle Historical Society – Chappaqua, NY – Feb 7, 2011 – Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

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CHAPPAQUA, NY (WCBS 880) - He might have said “go west young man,” but Horace Greeley stayed in Chappaqua from 1854 to 1872.

WCBS¬†880′s Catherine Cioffi has the story

A letter written by Horace Greeley is seen at an exhibit presented by the New Castle Historical Society - Chappaqua, NY - Feb 7, 2011 - Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

A letter written by Horace Greeley is seen at an exhibit presented by the New Castle Historical Society - Chappaqua, NY - Feb 7, 2011 - Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

“He was the first commuter. he commuted from the city,” says Toni Hutin of the New Castle Historical Society.

In honor of Greeley’s 200th birthday, the society¬†has an exhibit on the newspaper man and politician’s life.

LINK: New Castle Historical Society

Hutin, the exhibit director, says he is one of Chappaqua’s favorite famous residents.

“We have a lot of famous people that come live here and move away, but he’s probably the one that really was more, and he was also known nationally. Therefore, he was very important.”

The exhibit runs through the end of 2011 at New Castle Historical Society’s Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514.