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Nestled among the rolling hills of the Mohawk Valley, the town of Rotterdam was formed in 1820 from the Third Ward of the city of Schenectady. Its history, chronicled in Rotterdam's two hundred images, begins much earlier and is essentially the story of people past and present. The original settlers, mostly of Dutch origin, turned the wilderness into farmland. Their descendants and those who followed expanded into other livelihoods, producing goods that were shipped first along the Erie Canal and later across the nation by rail.
ISBN: 9780738536545
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Researched and compiled by volunteers of the Schenectady County Historical Society, Rotterdam depicts the community as it evolved over nearly two centuries. It offers a tour through mansions, manors, and farms and gives native and newcomer the chance to connect with the faces and places of the past.
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