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Quarterback’s roots are in Amsterdam

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The main quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League, Russell Wilson, is the great-grandson of a well-known Amsterdam man. When people shopped downtown years ago and parking spaces were hard to find, a prime destination was the lot behind the East Main Street stores, on Federal Street between Church and Chuctanunda streets. The proprietor was Harrison B. Wilson. Wilson and other members of his family kept watch on the cars from inside ...

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