Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

The day we bombed Fort Plain

Just over three months before the United States entered World War II, the American military simulated an enemy attack on the airport in Fort Plain.
 
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Early days of Hagaman, Amsterdam

The year Joseph Hagaman founded the Montgomery County community that bears his name is traditionally cited as 1777, but not everyone agrees.
 
Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Jimmy Mackey and the tornado

Jimmy Mackey of Amsterdam noticed a bump on his motorcycle’s tire after Sunday services on Sept. 4, 2011, as he was leaving Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church in Albany.
 
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Frothingham's life of useful service

The Rev. Washington Frothingham would be pleased to see how active is the library in Fonda that bears his name.
 
Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Beech-Nut sponsored Earhart flights

With yet another dead end in the search for what happened to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, it is worth noting that Beech-Nut Packing Co., then based in Canajoharie, was one of her sponsors. Beech-Nut sponsored Earhart’s 1931 cross-country flights in the Pitcairn Auto Gyro. The craft combined features of an airplane ...
 
Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Adirondack boys camp was popular

Camp Agaming in the Adirondacks played a special role in the upbringing of boys who went on to be the men of the “greatest generation.”
 
Monday, July 30, 2012

Amsterdam sailor's rescue retold in book

A gripping account of the rescue of Amsterdam sailor Donato Persico is found in a 1940 book called “Blow All Ballast: the Story of the Squalus” by Nat A. Burrows.
 
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Memories of the Rug City's WWII contributions

Amsterdam native Lowell Robinson of Norfolk, Mass., has contributed more information on how Amsterdam’s carpet mills retooled for the war effort in the 1940s.
 
Monday, July 16, 2012

Amsterdam's St. Ann's is marking its 300th

The first of several events to celebrate St. Ann’s 300th anniversary is a strawberry festival at the church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 22. Historian Peter Betz, who grew up as a church member, will speak.
 
Monday, July 9, 2012

Amsterdam man escaped sub disaster

Donato Persico of Amsterdam’s South Side was one of 36 survivors rescued from the submarine USS Squalus, which sank during practice dives off Portsmouth, N.H., on May 23, 1939.
 

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