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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Mohawk River, Central R. R. and Nelliston [Milk Processing Station]

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1707 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Mohawk River, Central R. R. and Nelliston [Milk Processing Station]

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Photo: Mohawk River, Central R. R. and Nelliston [Milk Processing Station]

View showing Mohawk River, milk shipping station of the Dairymen's League, and part of Nelliston. The Mohawk Valley is a great dairy region and fills a large part of Father Knickerbocker's milk pail. Fort Plain is a great milk shipping station, one of its three dairy companies, The Fort Plain Milk Co., doing three-quarters of a million dollars worth of business in 1923. Milk forms a large part of Central traffic, the milk expresses flying to New York at the speed of the Empire State Express.

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