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Sanctuary favored by nature lovers

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Close to 7,000 people visited the Sassafras Bird Sanctuary in Amsterdam in 1934. The private park opened in 1931, spearheaded by two formidable city institutions — the Century Club, composed of prominent women, and naturalist Walter Elwood. “Sassafras” is a kind of tree with aromatic leaves and bark used to make tea. The area called Sassafras Hollow is in west Amsterdam, along Dove Creek. The land was the 19th century estate of the Carmichael family. ...

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January 12, 2013
12:23 a.m.

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It is nice to finally read the actual history of Sassafrass Park. I have heard so much about it. Thanks for the story Bob.

Diane Hatzenbuhler