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Saratoga Springs, New York - 19th Century

Saratoga Springs, New York - 19th Century American History Nineteenth Century Life

In the 19th century, Saratoga Springs—a town located in upstate New York—was a picturesque place which attracted visitors from cities like Boston, Montreal and New York.  Among other things, Saratoga Springs featured curative natural springs and Gilded-Age hotels.  Its famous racetrack opened in 1863, although horses have raced there since about 1847.

In this vintage postcard, we see the Grand Union Hotel.  Like other buildings in Saratoga Springs, this hotel was torn-down to make way for more "modern" facilities.

Samuel Northup and his family lived in Saratoga Springs.


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