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The Chalmers building (By: Bob Cudmore) February 17, 2018

The Chalmers building on Amsterdam’s South Side By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 02-17-18 David W. Chalmers and his partners were the last industrialists to start a major knitting mill in Amsterdam. Chalmers. ...

Violins plus ginseng (By: Bob Cudmore) February 10, 2018

Violins and Ginseng By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History for 02-10-18 Arch Kested was a violin maker and ginseng grower from Fonda who was the plaintiff in an assault case that had political overtones. Born in Broadalbin ...

Officer Nelson (By: Bob Cudmore) February 03, 2018

Amsterdam police officer Andy Nelson By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History, Daily Gazette, 02-03-18 People used to say that Amsterdam police officer Andrew C. Nelson would give his own mother a traffic ticket. According ...

Remembering Woodworth Lake (By: Bob Cudmore) January 27, 2018

Memories of Boy Scout camp By Bob Cudmore, Focus on History. Daily Gazette, 01-27-18 Two readers have contributed memories of time spent at Woodworth Lake Scout Reservation in Bleecker. A recent column recounted ...


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