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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
On the Evaskill

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1609 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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On the Evaskill

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One of the many picturesque little streams entering the Mohawk. The Evaskill has its outlet at Cranesville and takes its name from Eva Van Alsteque, here slain by Canadian Indians in 1742 while crossing this brook.

(Photo by C. M. Vander Veer, Amsterdam, N. Y.)

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