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By Robert H. von Hasseln,Gerald R. Snyder

within the 1700s, Amsterdam was once only a small buying and selling village in upstate ny. using its greater place astride severe waterways, the village grew throughout the westward enlargement of the early 1800s to develop into an commercial powerhouse. by way of the 20 th century, Amsterdam had turn into America's finest rug-making heart, nicknamed the "Carpet City," and the 7th biggest urban in big apple. Waves of Dutch, German, Irish, Italian, and japanese ecu immigrants have been attracted to the town for paintings. a few grew to become mill staff whereas others grew to become millionaires. The classic postcards in Amsterdam inform the tale of an American dream created, misplaced, and nonetheless pursued on what used to be America's frontier.

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