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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Spraker Homestead, 1795

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1211 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Spraker Homestead, 1795

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Photo: Spraker Homestead, 1795

At Sprakers station of the New York Central, of which, and the Turnpike, it is a famous landmark. Formerly a noted Turnpike and river boat tavern.

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