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Scotia Post Office, Scotia, NY

Scotia Post Office Mural

Scotia's Post Office was founded in 1824, and it became a branch of the Schenectady Post Office in 1907. The present building was constructed in 1940. In 1941, Amy Jones painted a mural titled "The Glen Family Spared by French Indians". The mural depicts the Glen Family of Scotia during the Schenectady massacre in 1690. The Indians burned Schenectady on February 9th, 1690.

There is however, an inaccuracy in the mural. The mural depicts an event in 1690, yet shows a building that was built in 1713.

Written by Maggie Smith
Photography by Katie Smith

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