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Christmas in Amsterdam historically a time of sharing, caring, community

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In 1902, the Salvation Army fed 500 poor people on Christmas Day in Amsterdam, according to newspaper headlines on Frank Yunker’s history website, www.mohawkvalleyweb.com. In 1918, 70 soldiers in charge of an Army truck train were entertained at Christmas dinner at the YMCA in Amsterdam by the Red Cross. In 1920, Amsterdam police enjoyed a Christmas tree and supper at police headquarters. In 1924, there was a Christmas concert at the Rialto Theater on Market ...

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