Amsterdam, Its Representative Business Men and Points of Interest (Classic Reprint)

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To speak of the city government as excellent is putting it very mildly. From the mayor to the least officer, each seems to be imbued with a sense of his responsibility, as not only a guardian of the city's interests, but a promoter of her welfare and influence. The result is that all departments are gov: erned with an intelligence and zeal in which self interest has no part. And the scandals that shock and mortify the residents of so many other cities are never heard of here.

The same desire to beautify and improve the city that was noticed under village government is observed by the present officials, and as a natural consequence there are few cities that have as neat or attractive appearance as Amsterdam presents. The streets are broad and a number of them are paved with asphalt, doing away with the noisy racket inseparable from cobble stone paving. Both electricity and gas are used to light the streets, the former predominating. An excellent sewerage system is and has been for many years in use here, and is kept in thoroughly serviceable condition by' a Board of Sewer Commissioners. About twenty miles of sewer pipe have been laid within the city limits. The system is claimed to be the best that money and experience could provide, and this claim is borne out by the lessened rate of mortality in Amsterdam since its introduction.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Amsterdam, Its Representative Business Men and Points of Interest To speak of the city government as excellent is putting it very mildly. From the mayor to the least officer, each seems to be imbued with a sense of his responsibility, as not only a guardian of the city s interests, but a promoter of her welfare and in?uence. The result is that all departments are gov: erned with an intelligence and zeal in which self interest has no part. And the scandals that shock and mortify the residents of so many other cities are never heard of here. The same desire to beautify and improve the city that was noticed under village government is observed by the present officials, and as a natural consequence there are few cities that have as neat or attractive appearance as Amsterdam presents. The streets are broad and a number of them are paved with asphalt, doing away with the noisy racket inseparable from cobble stone paving. Both electricity and gas are used to light the streets, the former predominating. An excellent sewerage system is and has been for many years in use here, and is kept in thoroughly serviceable condition by a Board of Sewer Commissioners. About twenty miles of sewer pipe have been laid within the city limits. The system is claimed to be the best that money and experience could provide, and this claim is borne out by the lessened rate of mortality in Amsterdam since its introduction. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781330163979

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 40 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.1in.Excerpt from Amsterdam, Its Representative Business Men and Points of InterestThe energetic, pushing Dutchmen, who followed Henry Hudson, the bold navigator, the first white man to see and describe the grand river which flows from the North through the most beautiful country he ever beheld, lost no time in forcing their way into and through the grand territory stretching far to the northward of New Amsterdam. As early as 1623 they had built a fort at the place where Albany now stands, and from there they went up the beautiful Mohawk valley, establishing villages, and trading points. The exact date upon which the site of Amsterdam was first settled is a matter of doubt. It is probable that there was no permanent settlement until toward the end of the seventeenth century, though here, as elsewhere, there is evidence that some of the Dutch traders who pushed up through the valley from Albany or Schenectady, in pursuit of furs and other things, the natives wished to exchange for less valuable, but to the latter more attractive merchandise, stopped here, and having married Indian maidens became more or less identified with the Mohawks, the tribe then occupying this section. The first mention of a permanent settlement in the valley, above Schenectady, is in connection with the history of the German Palentines, who were forced to flee, first to England, as a result of religious wars with the French, and who were afterward, in 1708, sent to America by Queen Anne, of England, to assist in colonizing that monarchs possessions in this country. A large number of these emigrants were brought by Gov. Hunter, her majestys representative, to this place. A fort, to protect them against hostile demonstrations from the Indians, was erected at the mouth of Schoharie Creek, in 1711, and three years later, land grants were issued to the colonists, who seem to have prospered, their settlement, by the time Governor Burnett succeeded Hunter, in 1720, being a large and flourishing village. They appear to have led an uneventful life, following the peaceful occupation of agriculturalists, the fertile ground, bordering the river, yielding abundant harvests. About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks. comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781330163979

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Amsterdam, Its Representative Business Men and Points of Interest To speak of the city government as excellent is putting it very mildly. From the mayor to the least officer, each seems to be imbued with a sense of his responsibility, as not only a guardian of the city s interests, but a promoter of her welfare and in?uence. The result is that all departments are gov: erned with an intelligence and zeal in which self interest has no part. And the scandals that shock and mortify the residents of so many other cities are never heard of here. The same desire to beautify and improve the city that was noticed under village government is observed by the present officials, and as a natural consequence there are few cities that have as neat or attractive appearance as Amsterdam presents. The streets are broad and a number of them are paved with asphalt, doing away with the noisy racket inseparable from cobble stone paving. Both electricity and gas are used to light the streets, the former predominating. An excellent sewerage system is and has been for many years in use here, and is kept in thoroughly serviceable condition by a Board of Sewer Commissioners. About twenty miles of sewer pipe have been laid within the city limits. The system is claimed to be the best that money and experience could provide, and this claim is borne out by the lessened rate of mortality in Amsterdam since its introduction. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781330163979

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