Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
SARATOGA AS A WATERING PLACE, ITS HISTORY AND PECULIARITIES.
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Benedict’s Sulphur Spring,
Drs. Strongs Turkish Baths,
High Rock Spring,
Saratoga “A” Spring,
United States Spring,
Verd Antique Marble Works,
White Sulphur Springs,
Photographs of the above can be had of Baker & Record.
For the location of these places see map.
No charge is made to visitors for the use of the waters, except a trifling fee to the “dipper boys,” and even this is at the option of the visitor.
Saratoga as a Watering Place.
The question “where to spend the Summer?” is usually discussed by paterfamilias, anxious mammas and uneasy children long before the summer solstice drives them from the pent-up confines of the busy metropolis to the pure air and quite recreation of country life. Many will visit the seaside, some will climb the mountains or explore the forests. Fashion, in most instances, determines the place of resort, and has fixed on certain localities, or courts of its acknowledged leaders, where not to have been seen at least is to have been buried for the season.
One place has held through the many years the highest rank, both from intrinsic merit, and from an unfluctuating devotion of the fashionable world, and has been aptly termed “The Queen of American Watering Places.”
The village of Saratoga, where dwells the benign goddess Hygeia, in the midst of her far-famed waters of life and health, is pleasantly situated within the heart of a broad stretch of varied table-land, in the upper part and near the eastern boundary of New York.