This week on The Historians podcast, Amsterdam Recorder columnist Dan Weaver discusses Philips Park, a recreational site in the town of Florida, NY, in the Mohawk Valley that closed after brutal murders in 1950. Weaver also looks at the history of an early settlement of free African Americans in the area. He operates the Bookhound bookstore in Amsterdam, NY. Listen to the podcast here.
“The Historians” podcast is heard on RISE, WMHT’s radio information service for the blind and print disabled in New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley. The podcast is broadcast Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on WBDY-FM-LP (99.5) in Binghamton, NY. The podcast is recorded at Dave Greene’s Eastline Studio.
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