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Saratoga State Seal Waters

A Quest for Good Health

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, February 17, 2019
1. Saratoga State Seal Waters Marker
Inscription.  By the 20th century, Saratoga's waters were celebrated throughout the nation. Tourists to Saratoga and the public at large were pursuing a healthy lifestyle that included a proper diet and exercise. Even Theodore Roosevelt was an ardent promoter of exercise. In 1900, when he was Vice-President, he wrote a book entitled "The Strenuous Life." It was in this environment that health enthusiasts began to seek waters that would promote health both internally and externally. The search for a drinking water that was pure and ideal for salt-free diets, and healthy diets in general, led to the discovery of State Seal Water in the State Reservation at Saratoga Springs.

In 1915, chemist Herbert (Doc) Ant of the State Reservation at Saratoga Springs sampled 15 different springs of still water to find a nutritional, good-tasting drinking water to public demand. After careful research, Ant discovered a water that had a strong taste appeal and was ideal for low-salt diets. Doctor Ant''s water was bottled and commercially sold as "Saratoga State Seal Water."
 
Location. 43° 3.476′ N, 73° 

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By Steve Stoessel, May 18, 2019
2. Saratoga State Seal Waters Marker
48.23′ W. Marker is in Saratoga Springs, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Avenue of the Pines. The marker is in Saratoga Spa State Park near the entrance at the intersection of Geyser Road and NY 50. The marker is in front of the State Seal Water pavilion. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saratoga Springs NY 12866, 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. Hall of Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Bathhouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saratoga’s Spouting Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saratoga County Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saratoga Springs Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gideon Putnam Burying Grounds (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dublin (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Deer Park Spring (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saratoga Springs.
 
Regarding Saratoga State Seal Waters. Most of the springs in Saratoga are open to the public, and people really do form obsessions about them - even the foulest tasting ones. This particular spring is very close to Saratoga Spring Water Company (located on Geyser Road just across NY 50 from the park entrance.) which sells bottled spring water in deep blue bottles nationwide.
 
Also see . . .  Saratoga Spring Water Company History. (Submitted on February 18, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
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By Steve Stoessel, May 18, 2019
3. Saratoga State Seal Waters Marker

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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