The Fincastle Herald Article – Amsterdam, VA

2 Sep


3 Responses to “The Fincastle Herald Article – Amsterdam, VA”

  1. Del VanDenBerg February 14, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    So you have arrived in Amsterdam, MT per the newspaper, happy hunting- be sure to tie in Churchill, or Church Hill, no story can be complete about Amsterdam, MT without Churchill(it’s offspring where the immigrants Church was and still is) just up the hill from it:-) nor a visit to Manhattan, or Churchill & Little Holland cemeteries. The Dutch settlement is a linier one stretching from Manhattan on the north with Amsterdam/Churchill in the middle and the Hills cemetery at Little Holland on the southern end. On one side of the hill is Amsterdam, named by the Northern Pacific, and then on the other side of the hill is Holland- so named by the Milwaukee Road railroad-it’s siding is two miles to the east where the railroad once went through. Go to the hills to the west of Amsterdam and you can see the full panorama of the Dutch settlement from north to south- much the same as it was when the immigrants dug the first canals and farmed the land and Rev. Andreas Wormser the original locater for the Manhattan Malting Company to bring the Dutch said in an initial sermon to the group- “fill the land with ditches!”
    Del VanDenBerg

    • AMSTERDAM STORIES USA February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am #

      Del. Great meeting you at the shop the other day. Much thanks for your support and knowledge on your town and heritage! – Trevor

      • Del VanDenBerg February 17, 2011 at 12:35 am #

        I am happy you have been received well in our community. I will forward the Andreas Wormser document if you are still interested. I would like to have a copy of your film/video once it is done if at all possible. I try to keep my local history collection current on our community. Your work would be a wonderful add and good for future generations of those who care to research more and know more about our Amsterdam.-Del

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