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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 big apple. using its stronger position astride severe waterways, the village grew in the course of the westward growth of the early 1800s to turn into an commercial powerhouse. by way of the 20 th century, Amsterdam had develop into America's most effective rug-making heart, nicknamed the "Carpet City," and the 7th biggest urban in long island. Waves of Dutch, German, Irish, Italian, and jap eu immigrants have been interested in the 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 used to be America's frontier.

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