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The Carpet City Airport

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Local residents say that bootleggers used an airstrip on Route 67 in Amsterdam during Prohibition to fly liquor in from Canada. Sometimes there was a night landing when lighted barrels guided the plane with its alcoholic cargo to a safe touchdown. The airfield was just outside the city, on the right side of Route 67 when heading toward Saratoga County. The location later became an auction house. The field was owned by farmer and aviator ...

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