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By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 2, 2012
Bryan Home & Marker
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Bryan Home
Erected 1832 on the site of the Log Cabin Inn of Alexander Bryan Revolutionary Scout — Map (db m61668) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Columbian Spring
Discovered in 1803 by Gideon Putnam while clearing land around Congress Park. Purchased by John Clark in 1823, he constructed a Grecian pavillion over it in 1840. The City and Historical Society rebuilt the structure in 1981. Presently the . . . — Map (db m40625) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Congress Park
Historic Congress Park incorporates an early park, a former gambling casino, the site of one of Saratoga Springs’ great hotels, and several historic sculptures. Gideon Putnam founded this part of Saratoga Springs, the “Lower . . . — Map (db m36633) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Congress Spring
Congress Spring was discovered in 1792 by Nicholas Gilman, a member of Congress. It was tubed by Gideon Putnam, an early developer of Saratoga Springs. Dr. John Clark purchased the spring in 1826, bottled the water, and shipped it throughout the . . . — Map (db m131587) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Creation of the Park
Years of over-pumping had depleted the natural aquifers of spring water. In 1911, the State of New York claimed ownership of the springs and formed the Saratoga Springs Reservation Commission, which included the area of High Rock. In 1960, . . . — Map (db m131584) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Dublin
Drawn by hotel & railroad work, Irish & then Italian immigrants populated this special neighborhood from the 1840s through the 1890s — Map (db m131562) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Franklin Square
Franklin Square remains virtually as it appeared at the turn of the century, and is surrounded by buildings dating back to as early as the 1830's. Many belonging to the prominent Marvin family important in the history of Saratoga Springs, but . . . — Map (db m131744) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — 222 — Frederick Douglass
African-American social reformer spoke at Dean's Corners school house June 9, 1849 to a crowd of Quaker abolitionists — Map (db m131564) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Gideon Putnam Burying Grounds
Gideon Putnam (1763-1812) early settler and founding father. Developed Saratoga from wilderness to famous spa. Putnam donated this land and was the first to be buried here. The stone wall surrounds the Putnam family plot. National Register of . . . — Map (db m131685) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Hall of Springs
The ceremony in which the cornerstone of the Hall of Springs was laid July 12, 1933, marked the beginning of the New Spa's development. Waters from the Geyser, Hathorn, and Coesa Springs were piped into the Hall of Springs for patrons to drink while . . . — Map (db m48201) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — High Rock in the 1800’s
In the 1800's thousands of people visited Saratoga Springs to drink the healing waters. In 1848 The Clarke and White Spring Water Company was the first to commercially bottle High Rock water. They purchased the spring and erected a circular brick . . . — Map (db m131583) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Highrock Park
THE GOVERNOR This spring was drilled in 1908. It was named for Governor Charles Evans Hughes who had recently signed a bill protecting the springs. The water flows through limestone and clay from a depth of 170 feet. The water is also piped . . . — Map (db m131579) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Korea
In loving memory Medal of Honor Mausert F.W. III Washington County Died in the service of their country further names not transcribedMap (db m131573) WM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Lester ParkA Natural History Site of the New York State Museum
A 490 million year old fossilized sea bottom. Donated in memory of William Lester, Esq. 1914 — Map (db m131595) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Lincoln Bathhouse
The Lincoln Bathhouse was established in 1915, converted from the abandoned Natural Carbonic Gas Company Plant. Although this bathhouse accommodated large numbers of patrons, it could not keep up with the demand, so construction of the Washington . . . — Map (db m48323) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — M.C. Illions Carousel
The Carousel in Kaydeross Amusement Park, Saratoga Springs was built circa 1904, and carved by Marcus C. llions-"The Master Carver” in the carousel world. Born in Lthuania in 1871, Illions worked as an apprentice woodcraver at the age . . . — Map (db m131642) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — New York State County Highway Superintendents Association
Site of the first meeting of the New York State County Highway Superintendent Association Held in 1909 at the Worden Hotel. All 57 Counties Present. — Map (db m50803) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — 272 — Pine Grove
Site of the Walworth home 1823-1952 and was home to Ellen Hardin Walworth, one of four founders of the National Society DAR 1890 — Map (db m133072) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Rowland's Hollow
Early 1800's H.R. Rowland established saw & grist mill. Area later included limestone quarry, Kiln, stone & plaster mills, farms, homes, and district school — Map (db m131599) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Saratoga State Seal WatersA Quest for Good Health
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 . . . — Map (db m130056) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Saratoga’s First Resort for Travelers
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. . . . — Map (db m131581) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Solomon Northup
Born 1808 A Free Man. Lured from Saratoga, kidnapped & sold into slavery, 1841; rescued, 1853. Author, "Twelve Years A Slave". City of Saratoga Springs 1999Map (db m50385) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Standard Time
Adopted November 18, 1883 — • — First Conceived By Charles F. Dowd, Ph.D. 1825 - 1904 Educator Scholar Saratogian — Map (db m50510) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — The 77th Regiment, New York Volunteers
The Seventy-Seventh Regiment, New York Volunteers (Bemis Heights Battalion) Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps. Army of the Potomac. 1861 —— * —— 1865 Took part in all the campaigns of the Army of the . . . — Map (db m40658) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — The Deer Park Spring
The Deer Park Spring, originally known as the Fresh Water Spring, was tubed in 1876 when the Congress and Empire Spring Water Company improved the southern end of Congress Park. At that time, the pond and surrounding area included an enclosed fence . . . — Map (db m131588) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — The Italian Renaissance GardensCongress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York
In 1900, Richard Canfield, owner of the Canfield Casino, hosted a visit from his friend Charles W Eliot, president of Harvard University. As Eliot's hobby was garden landscaping, he suggested that the park be improved by the addition of gardens and . . . — Map (db m131644) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — The Story Starts Here
The story of Saratoga Springs starts at this location, High Rock Park and the famous High Rock Spring. The Mohawks visited this site for hundreds of years and drank the healing waters from the spring. In 1771, the Mohawks brought their trusted . . . — Map (db m131582) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Whitney Field
Built 1901 by W.C. Whitney. Named for son H. P. Whitney, a ten-goal polo player. Abandoned to farmland:1934; found and rebuilt 1978-79 — Map (db m131628) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — Winans-Crippen House- 1871
On this site stood the Winans-Crippen House. Prominent local architect J. D. Stevens, who also designed the. United States Hotel and the Grand Central Hotel on Broadway, designed the freestanding wood-framed townhouse in the Second Empire style in . . . — Map (db m131743) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Saratoga Springs — World War Memorial Pavillion
Dedicated 1931 by American Legion Aux. Unit 70. Site of the 1882 Congress Spring Victorian band stand. — Map (db m131590) HM WM

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