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Larrabee’s a well-loved local business

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Larrabee’s hardware store, located on Market Street in downtown Amsterdam for more than 80 years, was a beloved institution. Born in the town of Amsterdam in 1851, John E. Larrabee began his hardware career working for merchant E. T. Leavenworth. In 1876, Larrabee went into partnership with L.L. Dean. Larrabee later partnered with W.G. Barnes in a store that lasted eight years, under the name of Larrabee & Barnes. In 1889, Larrabee married Louise Leavenworth. ...


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