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African American stories (By: Bob Cudmore) February 25, 2017

African American histories By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 02-25-17 An African American Amsterdam barber, Robert A. Jackson, likely played a role in the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. According ...

Night lunch wagons were popular a century ago (By: Bob Cudmore) February 18, 2017

Night lunch wagons were popular a century ago By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 02-18-17 Amsterdam historian Hugh Donlon, born in 1896, was alive during the middle and end of the era of downtown night lunch ...

Fort Johnson transformed (By: Bob Cudmore) February 11, 2017

Fort Johnson transformed by road work By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 02-11-17 The village of Fort Johnson changed drastically in the early 1960s when two-lane Route 5 was converted into a four-lane limited ...

Carpet mills go to war (By: Bob Cudmore) February 04, 2017

How the Amsterdam carpet mills went to war By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 02-04-17 When America entered World War II after the Japanese attack in 1941, the management of Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam ...

More Amsterdam birthdays (By: Bob Cudmore) January 28, 2017

New book a collection of stories about Amsterdam residents By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 01-28-17 A new book by Michael Cinquanti, “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays: Second Edition,” profiles hundreds ...


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