December 17 – Happy Birthday John Kellogg

kellogg222If John Kellogg and Stephen Sanford hadn’t been around to take over when the mills first started by their fathers were each put in peril by unexpected tragedies, Amsterdam, NY’s history as an Empire State industrial powerhouse may never have gotten written. Today’s Amsterdam Birthday Celebrant converted an old abandoned distillery sitting alongside the Chuctanunda Creek right off of Church Street into one of the world’s leading linseed oil mills.

You can read how he did it in the new second edition of A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam NY Birthdays, which is now on sale at Liberty Fresh Market, on Route 30 in Amsterdam.

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