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By Robert H. von Hasseln,Gerald R. Snyder

within the 1700s, Amsterdam used to be only a small buying and selling village in upstate long island. using its greater situation astride serious waterways, the village grew throughout the westward growth of the early 1800s to turn into an business powerhouse. via the twentieth century, Amsterdam had turn into America's top-rated rug-making middle, nicknamed the "Carpet City," and the 7th greatest urban in big apple. Waves of Dutch, German, Irish, Italian, and japanese ecu immigrants have been interested in town for paintings. a few grew to become mill staff whereas others grew to become millionaires. The classic postcards in Amsterdam inform the tale of an American dream created, misplaced, and nonetheless pursued on what was America's frontier.

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