the region north of the Ohio River, organized by Congress in 1787, comprising present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and the eastern part of Minnesota.
What Was New York’s Original Name?Gotham, the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps: New York City is kind of the emblem of America. And guess what? It wasn't always called "New York."
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British Dictionary definitions for northwest territories
See Old Northwest
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