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Malta in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Luther Forest

 
 
Luther Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, January 23, 2019
1. Luther Forest Marker
Inscription.  
A 7,000 acre forest preserve
created by the Luther family
10,000,000 trees planted
between 1898 and 1937

 
Erected 2016 by Town of Malta.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 42° 58.304′ N, 73° 47.099′ W. Marker is in Malta, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunning Street and Fox Wander Road, on the right when traveling east on Dunning Street. On the southeast side of the traffic circle at the crosswalk across Dunning. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ballston Lake NY 12019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parade Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. Elmer Ellsworth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dunning Street Common (approx. half a mile away); Dunning Street Rural Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Dunning Farm Site
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Smith-Caldwell Van Aernem Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wiggins-Brown-Nolen (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malta.
 
Regarding Luther Forest. This beautiful preserve has now become the home of a large chip making plant in the Luther Forest Technology Campus (formerly, Malta Test Station) and several subdivisions of new homes. There are some trees still standing.
 
Also see . . .  Malta Test Station. Malta Test Station, located in Malta, New York, is a former US Army fuel and explosives testing facility. It was established in 1945 and used to test rocket engines for the US Army's "Project Hermes", new fuels and explosives. It has also been used for atomic energy research. The site and surrounding area has since been transformed into the Luther Forest Technology Campus, home to a new chip fabrication plant owned by GlobalFoundries. "Project Hermes" is commemorated by Hermes Road, one of the main access roads to the Technology Campus. It was listed as a Superfund site in 1987 and removed from the list following cleanup in 1999. It is being monitored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (Submitted on January 23, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on January 24, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photo   1. submitted on January 23, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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