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Soda bottlers lamented over rising prices (By: Bob Cudmore) October 14, 2017

Soda bottlers lamented over rising prices By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 10-14-17 In an 1886 article on the carbonated soda industry, an Amsterdam newspaper painted a bleak picture. The heavy glass bottles ...

Alex Isabel story. Ed Sullivan correction (By: Bob Cudmore) October 07, 2017

Alex Isabel, sports champion By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 10-07-17 Amsterdam’s popular city recreation superintendent, Alex H. Isabel, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his Forest Avenue home on ...

Fred Wojcicki's remarkable memory (By: Bob Cudmore) September 30, 2017

Fred Wojcicki’s remarkable memory By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 09-30-17 Fred Wojcicki, an Amsterdam native now living in Hacienda Heights, California, has been a source of information for this column ...

Playing in the Mohawk Mills Band (By: Bob Cudmore) September 23, 2017

Playing in the Mohawk Mills Band By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 09-23-17 As an Amsterdam reviewer wrote of the two-year old Mohawk Mills Band in 1929, “It is not easy for a group of men who have been ...


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