AMSTERDAM , acity of
See also:county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., on the
See also:bank of the
See also:river, about 33 M . N.W. of Albany . Pop . (189o) 17,336; (1900) 20,929, of whom 5575 were
See also:born; (1910) 31,267 . It is served by the New York Central & Hudson River and the West
See also:railways, and by the
See also:Erie Canal . Hills on both sides of the river command
See also:fine views of the Mohawk Valley . Amsterdam has two hospitals, a
See also:free public library and St Mary's Institute (
See also:Roman Catholic) . Manufacturing is the most important
See also:industry, and carpets and rugs,
See also:hosiery and knit goods are the most important products . In 1905 the city's factory products were valued at $15,007,276 (an increase of 41 % over their value in 1900); carpets and rugs being valued at $5,667,742, and hosiery and knit goods (in the manufacture of which Amsterdam ranked third among the cities of the
See also:country) at $4,667,022, or 3.4 % of the
See also:total product of the
See also:United States . Among the other manufactures are brushes, brooms, buttons,
See also:silk gloves, paper boxes, electrical supplies, dyeing
See also:machines, cigars, and
See also:wagon and
See also:carriage springs . Amsterdam was settled about 1775, and was called Veedersburg until 1804, when its
See also:present name was adopted . It was incorpor ated as a
See also:village in 183o, and was chartered as a city in 1885 .
SAMUEL AMSLER (1791–1849)
AMSTERDAM (NEw AMSTERDAM)
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