Schuyler Flatts called by the Dutch, the Groote Vlachte, is
a stretch of alluvial flood plain on the west bank of the Hudson River
four miles north of Albany. It has been the site of human habitation for
thousands of years.
From the nomadic summer fishing villages of the Algonquin people
during the late Archaic period to the Dutch farmers plowing its fields
during the 17th century; from the tramp of the red-coated British Army
during the French and Indian Wars to the rallying cries of the local
and New England militias converging at this site on their way Saratoga;
from the "low bridge" calls of the Erie Canal packet boats to the
nomadic wagons of the circus of the 20th century - the Flatts have born
witness to human history both tumultuous and significant. It is the goal
of this website to tell the rich story of the Schuyler Flatts from as
many perspectives as possible.