Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
An American double agent in the Revolutionary War who gave his name to a popular restaurant in Saratoga Springs is buried in the Montgomery County town of Charleston.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Dutch-style windmills have been used to symbolize Amsterdam through the years.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Scavengers and other curiosity seekers were a problem for state police when 33 cars of a New York Central freight train derailed two miles east of Fonda at 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 1960.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
C. Robb DeGraff of Amsterdam supervised construction of the 1930 Batchellerville Bridge over the Sacandaga Reservoir.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Floods and train wrecks are unfortunately common in Mohawk Valley history. A river runs through the valley. And the valley is one of America’s major rail corridors.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
From 1898 to 1924, the Fort Plain Street Fair was a big event each September.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
One of my favorite stories in the new West End booklet put out by Historic Amsterdam League has to do with a garden hose and the Spanish American War.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
When the city of Amsterdam celebrated its 150th birthday, or sesquicentennial, in 1954, there was a dramatic spectacle called “Horizons” that played for seven nights in July at Mohawk Mills Park, today’s Shuttleworth Park.
Friday, May 31, 2013
The main quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League, Russell Wilson, is the great-grandson of a well-known Amsterdam man.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Robert N. Going’s new book, “Where Do We Find Such Men?” is a conscientious chronicle of Amsterdam’s involvement in World War II. What emerges is a portrait of how all-encompassing the war was in the lives of the American people, on the battlefields and at home.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bleecker, a town in northern Fulton County, had a population of 533 in the 2010 census, but in 1860 it boasted twice that many people, many of them employed in lumbering and tanning.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
If a trooper clocked you going more than 35 mph on Route 5 in Cranesville years ago, you had a very slim chance of avoiding a fine, typically $15.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
When Alex H. Isabel was city recreation superintendent, Amsterdam had a series of playgrounds, staffed in the summer by returning college students. There were sports in summer and winter. The city recreation department even sponsored a summer musical theater program headed by Bert DeRose.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Readers have contributed memories of the Regent and Orpheum theaters in Amsterdam after a recent column talked about the Rialto, Tryon and Mohawk theaters downtown.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Director George Cukor’s 1938 movie “Holiday” — which starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant — has three fictional characters based on members of the Sanford family of Amsterdam.