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Thousands went to shows of outdoor life

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March and April were the months for the annual Sportsmen’s Shows put on by the Amsterdam Fish and Game League from the 1930s into the 1950s. The shows were held in the gymnasium and auditorium of the former Theodore Roosevelt Junior High on Guy Park Avenue during the school’s Easter vacation. “It was a big thing,” said city resident Mario Checca. “They chopped wood, sawed wood and rolled logs on the water.” The league formed ...


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