Academic journal article Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore

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Academic journal article Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore

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Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History

Edited by Field Horne. Foreword by Carol Kammen. Saratoga Springs, NY: Kiskatom Publishing Company, June 19, 2015, 420 pages, 200 illustrations, 20 maps. ISBN: 9780974798585, $49.95, hardcover.

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Finally! That's what was going through my head when I first caught wind of the gorgeous new Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History. In the past, customers would frequently ask our booksellers for books "about Saratoga." And up until now, there's never really been a perfect answer.

In the past, books on the area were seemingly all written on a specialized component of local history. You could either grab a book about the history of the Saratoga Racetrack, or you could read countless volumes about the Battle of Saratoga, and there's even a beautiful book about the lovely gardens in the city. With this book, A Centennial History, Field Horne, editor of Saratoga Living magazine and his team of writers have put together a great all-in-one, all-encompassing timeline of this historic city. …

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