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GE tech rebirth follows era of heavy industry

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There was a time when the Schenectady General Electric campus where President Barack Obama visited Friday was the workplace of 40,000 people who toiled in 240 buildings covering 600 acres. It was called the Schenectady Works and “America’s largest electrical workshop.” The sprawling “city within a city” had its own football, baseball and soccer fields, along with a clubhouse and tennis courts, according to 1949 brochure. It had sound studios, a restaurant, TV station, fire ...

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January 22, 2011
1:47 p.m.

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Once the site of 65,000 workers. During WWII.