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Pageant part of Amsterdam 150th festivities

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When the city of Amsterdam celebrated its 150th birthday, or sesquicentennial, in 1954, there was a dramatic spectacle called “Horizons” that played for seven nights in July at Mohawk Mills Park, today’s Shuttleworth Park.

Starting with the Mohawk Indians, the pageant showed scenes from Amsterdam’s history through the end of World War II. The final scene predicted that America is “certain to make the Atomic Age the age of Utopia.”

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