Life in the Mohawk Valley today is vastly different from generations ago. Long gone are the factory whistles calling workers to their shifts in old mill towns. Fort Plain still benefits from little-known inventor William Yerdon, and Utica baseball player George Burns was so skilled that fans called left field "Burnsville." Few realize that a local artist shared a special bond with John Philip Sousa, one of the nation's greatest musicians. The Tamarack Playhouse was once the venue of spectacular theatricals, and as time goes on, there are fewer alumni to remember Amsterdam's Bishop Scully High School. Local author Bob Cudmore shows that while lost, these and other compelling stories no longer need be forgotten.
About the Author
Bob Cudmore has written a newspaper column on Mohawk Valley history for the Daily Gazette for over fifteen years and authored three other books. A radio and TV personality, he hosts "The Historians Podcast" online and on air. He did a show on WVTL radio in Amsterdam from 2004 to 2014 and on WGY radio in Albany from 1980 to 1993. A former adjunct professor at College of St. Rose, he worked in public relations for the State University of New York. He has an MA and BA from Boston University.