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In 1850, a merchant tailor named John Stevens founded the Industrial Home Association with the goal of helping working-class New Yorkers buy their own homes. More than 1,000 people joined, and the association collected enough dues to purchase 369 acres of farmland. In a vote to select the town name, Monticello was the original winner. With that name already taken, Mount Vernon won in the second round.
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