Glens Falls, New York – A Most Typical Small City

Educator Greta Siddiqui has worked as a permanent substitute teacher and remedial math teacher as well as field hockey coach in the Corinth Central School District in Corinth, New York. Also in the field of education, Greta Siddiqui’s parents immigrated to the United States from Slovakia in the 1920s and decided to raise their family in Glens Falls, New York, where many people at the time worked as teachers or in the local paper company.

Glens Falls is located on the Hudson River and is known as the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains. Glens Falls is made up of tree-lined streets and neat neighborhoods and was named twice as America’s most typical small city.

Lumber, limestone, black marble, and water power formed the base for industry in Glens Falls. The abundant lumber of the Adirondack region led to the creation of many paper mills along the banks of the Hudson River. The first paper mill, called the Glens Falls Paper Company, was built in 1864 and is known today as the International Paper Corporation.