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Landmarks: West of Schenectady, the land along the Mohawk is steeped in lore

The Rotterdam Hills, left and Glenville Hills, right, are seen in the distance from Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Rotterdam Hills, left and Glenville Hills, right, are seen in the distance from Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady.
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Irwin Splittberger can’t get around the Glenville Hills like he used to, but he still has his memories. “We’d walk all over the town of Glenville when I was a kid, and we could get to the high point on Hoffman Hill Road where the trees didn’t grow,” said Splittberger, an 88-year-old Rotterdam resident who grew up in Hoffmans. “You could see Schenectady to the east, you could look across the river at the Rotterdam ...


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