Saturday, June 21, 2014
Francis E. Spinner, the nineteenth century U.S. Treasurer who developed an elaborate signature to prevent counterfeiting of currency, spent time in his youth apprenticed to saddle and harness maker David DeForest in Amsterdam.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
The deck was stacked against reporter and historian Hugh P. Donlon of Amsterdam in the 1930s.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Historic Amsterdam League is conducting tours Saturday of Rockton, a section of north Amsterdam with a rich industrial, business and recreational history.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
A descendant of late Cranesville justice of the peace Malcolm Malpass has been trying to locate a picture of Amsterdam Boy Scout Troop 1.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Walter Wallace “Pete” O’Connor, 59, was village postmaster and for 30 years worked with his brother George in publication of the Fort Plain Standard newspaper.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
St. Johnsville residents are proud of their Community House, originally known as the house that cheese built, on Washington Street just off Route 5.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
A few years before World War II, Mohawk Carpet Mills showed artistry and a flair for drama in making the Wheel of Life, probably the most spectacular carpet ever produced in Amsterdam.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The Glorias were a popular and highly-paid brother-and-sister dancing team born in Europe who spent their later years in Gloversville and Caroga Lake.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Amsterdam’s 150th birthday celebration — or sesquicentennial — was a joyous and raucous event that took place at the beginning of the end of the city’s reign as one of the nation’s top carpet-manufacturing centers.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Likable but boisterous William H. Marshall Jr. was shot twice through the head at suppertime on Wednesday, March 12, 1919 at his home in Fort Johnson.
Friday, April 11, 2014
In May of 1949, a year in which they would win the first of five World Series in a row, the New York Yankees came to Amsterdam and bested their Canadian-American League farm team, the Amsterdam Rugmakers, 9-2.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Amsterdam museum founder Walter Elwood’s own collection of natural wonders was augmented in the late 1930s and 1940s by objects including an elephant’s foot from the estate of world traveler, author and advertising man Robert Frothingham.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano was 35 when he visited Amsterdam for two public appearances on Sunday, November 9, 1958. Born Rocco Francis Marchegiano in Brockton, Mass., Marciano won 49 consecutive professional fights, 43 by knockout. He held the title from 1952 to 1956, defended it six times and retired undefeated.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Farmer Christian Nellis built a log cabin when he arrived with the Palatine Germans in the Mohawk Valley near what is now St. Johnsville in 1725. Descendants believe the name Nellis is French, but in the 16th and 17th century there was a lot of moving around and the Nellis family ended up in the Palatine section of Germany.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Thaddeus St. John, who was instrumental in bringing Solomon Northup’s kidnappers to trial, was a native of Fish House, a Fulton County hamlet in the town of Northampton.