Thursday, August 7, 2008

Chuctanunda Creek

The North Chuctanunda Creek flows through the City of Amsterdam, NY on its way to the Mohawk River.

A dam on Chuctanunda Creek, finished in 1875, allowed the city to become an important manufacturing area, primarily of carpets.

Last month I seized the opportunity to take a guided, educational walk along the Chuctanunda.
Although many of the sights along the way were already familiar to me from walking my dog, I gained a new respect for the rich history of the area after learning the stories behind them.

...and after the tour, I stopped into a tavern built in the '30's and learned even more of the city's colorful past.
It was a great day all around.

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