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Cuing up pool hall stories

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Amsterdam natives who were young in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s pay tribute to Market Street pool hall proprietor Louie Allen. Richard Ellers, a 1945 Amsterdam high school graduate, said he has fond memories of Louie as a no-nonsense Dutch uncle. “We called him Reverend, partly because he was strict about behavior,” Ellers recalled. Ellers said no cussing was allowed at Louie’s, “but he was always ready to shake ‘buck dice’ for money or just ...

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