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Family’s path to stardom a classic tale for 2013

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The starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League, Russell Wilson, is the great-grandson of an Amsterdam man.

When people shopped in downtown Amsterdam years ago and parking spaces were hard to find, a prime destination was the private lot behind the East Main Street stores on Federal Street.

Proprietor Harrison B. Wilson and his family kept watch on the cars from inside a small shed. The Wilsons brushed the snow ...

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