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February 13, 1919: Dusty Roads in Ballston Spa

Here’s a peek into what was happening in Ballston Spa 98 years ago thanks to the newspaper archive found at fultonhistory.com. In the “Of Local Interest” section, numerous parties, programs and theatrical shows were publicized. The addition of an electric coffee grinder to the equipment of the Hudson Store on Front Street created some buzz […]

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A “Happy Family” of Squirrels in Ballston Spa in 1883

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day.  (Don’t believe us?  Get the rest of the story at this link.) Do you like squirrels? Ballston Spa resident Sherman Hayner certainly did.  Check out this article from the October 25, 1883 Saratoga Sentinel. The text reads: Sherman Hayner, of the Hayner house, has added two fox squirrels, male and female, […]

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Aaaaand they’re off!

There is no more beautiful thoroughbred racetrack in America than our own. For more than 150 years, Pink Sheet readers, odds makers, and “favorite-namers” (“Banbury! I live on that street!”) join the roar as each “sure bet” rounds the final turn. Most bets are lost, but fun memories live on!

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Winter in Troy, 1930

Marjorie Roberts & Lucy Stever walk in Troy, NY on December 9, 1930. (Photograph from the Lucy Stever Collection).

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