In the 1700s, Amsterdam was just a small trading village in upstate New York. But by the 1960s and 1970s, over 400 buildings were demolished, entire streets obliterated and portions of Amsterdam were disconnected from each other.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, local authors Gerald Snyder and Robert von Hasseln provide best opportunity to see Amsterdam as it once was, as it naturally developed in response to all the factors of its history.
The authors hope that with the book, “there comes a sense of appreciation for what has gone before, and pride in what has been accomplished, and ownership for what has been left to our stewardship.”
Highlights of Amsterdam:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Provides a walking guide of the city through the organization of chapters by neighborhood
• Contains the latest information regarding the sites and organizations covered
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Amsterdam Veterans Memorial.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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