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Situated on the shores of the Mohawk River, Amsterdam is a highlight of New York State's heritage corridor. The rich history of the 1700s led to the development of the area after the Revolution. The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 and the arrival of the Utica and Schenectady Railroad in 1836 paved the way for the industrial growth that made Amsterdam a household name across America. Carpet manufacturing and textile knitting, plus a host of ancillary operations, carried the city through the 1900s. Amsterdam focuses on the rise and fall of these industries and their role in building and shaping the community.
ISBN: 9780738546469
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A native of Montgomery County, Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar serves as the county historian and the director of the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives. Scott G. Haefner is the site manager at historic Old Fort Johnson in Amsterdam. Using photographs from the Department of History and Archives, Old Fort Johnson, Walter Elwood Museum, Hagaman Historical Society, and Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Amsterdam reflects the common life and industrial development of a key manufacturing city in the Mohawk Valley.
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