Author Archives: Bob Cudmore

Bob Cudmore

About Bob Cudmore

Bob Cudmore is author of Lost Mohawk Valley, Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley, Stories from the Mohawk Valley and the satirical book, You Can’t Go Wrong. He writes “Focus on History” every Saturday in Schenectady's Daily Gazette newspaper and hosts the weekly podcast "The Historians" at BobCudmore.com

Historians Podcast: History’s Wonder Women


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The Historians LogoThis week on “The Historians” podcast, Sam Maggs discusses her book on women who
made often unheralded contributions to history, Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History.  On part two of the podcast Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss the story of a debutante spy for America during World War II, Gertrude Sanford Legendre.

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Inspiration for Historic Painting ‘Christina’s World’


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The Historians LogoThis week on The Historians Podcast, Christina Baker Kline discusses her historical novel A Piece of the World.  The book deals with artist Andrew Wyeth and Christina Olson, a disabled woman from Maine pictured
in Wyeth’s provocative 1948 painting, “Christina’s World.”  Kline was author of the best-selling historical novel, Orphan Train. Also on this episode, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene tell the life story of Amsterdam, NY artist Mary Van Der Veer.

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Walter Smith’s Lifelong Fascination with Railroads


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The Historians LogoThis week on “The Historians” podcast, Reverend Walter Smith of Lisbon in northern New York discusses his lifelong fascination with railroads. Reverend Smith writes the “Reminiscing” column in the Bulletin of the Bridge Line Historical Society, a railroad enthusiast publication that emphasizes the history of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.
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History Columnist Dan Weaver on ‘The Historians’ Podcast


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The Historians LogoThis week on The Historians Podcast, Amsterdam (NY) Recorder history columnist Dan Weaver describes actress: Debbie Reynolds’s connection to Amsterdam. Weaver also talks about the Cabbage Patch doll and Coleco and the story of Derby, the blind proprietor of a newsstand in the Amsterdam post office. Weaver owns The Book Hound bookstore in Amsterdam.

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