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Windmills a Dutch treat for Amsterdam

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Dutch-style windmills have been used to symbolize Amsterdam through the years. Amsterdam gets its name from the capital city of the Netherlands, where windmills are common. The Dutch were early and prominent when Europeans came to the Mohawk Valley. There is a non-functioning windmill on Route 30 south of the city. The image of a windmill is used in the city’s promotional materials and was made part of the city seal in 1965 during the ...

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