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Saratoga’s First Resort for Travelers

 
 
Saratoga’s First Resort for Travelers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, March 29, 2019
1. Saratoga’s First Resort for Travelers Marker
Inscription.  
Called by the Mohawk Indians the Medicine Spring now known as the High Rock Spring.

The first whiteman to visit this spring was Sir William Johnson in 1767.
Gen. George Washington, Gov. George Clinton and Alexander Hamilton visited Gen. Phillip Schuyler here in 1783.

In 1824 Joseph Bonaparte visited here.
 
Erected 1905 by Bemis Heights Society, Children of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1767.
 
Location. 43° 5.212′ N, 73° 46.794′ W. Marker is in Saratoga Springs, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on High Rock Avenue. 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 walking distance of this marker. Creation of the Park (a few steps from this marker); High Rock in the 1800’s (within shouting distance of this marker); The Story Starts Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Highrock Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryan Home
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pine Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Health (approx. 0.4 miles away); Standard Time (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saratoga Springs.
 
Saratoga’s First Resort for Travelers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, March 29, 2019
2. Saratoga’s First Resort for Travelers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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