Hope you all are enjoying all the strange weather this January! Here is a shot of the Ballston Spa Winter Club Toboggan Slide, circa 1912. Taken by Jesse Sumner Wooley. Be sure to follow the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum on Facebook.
In 1917, the village of Ballston Spa hosted the Patriotic Parade for men going off to World War I. What parades do you remember in Ballston Spa, and what was your favorite one? Log in to comment below or to remember veterans who died serving in the country’s armed forces. Be sure to follow the…
Here’s a bit about Gardner’s Harness Shop, according to Brookside Museum: Gardner’s Harness Shop on Malta Avenue was in business with “Everything for the Horse” since before 1871 and through 1914. L. Gardner was the owner of the shop in 1871, according to a business gazetteer. At some point in the early 19th century, G.W….
Do you remember any of the shops in this photo? Do you know when it may have been taken? What do you remember about other businesses in these locations? Log in below to share your memories. Be sure to follow the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum on Facebook.
March Madness is over however we have a look back at some of the Ballston Spa High School girls and boys basketball teams from the 1920’s and ’30s. Did you play basketball in high school, or do you play for fun? Who are your picks for the tournament this year? Log in to comment below….
Ballston Spa experienced significant flooding 80 years ago in March 1936. Do you remember any other significant floods or flooding in the area? Log in to comment below. Be sure to follow the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum on Facebook.
In February 1958, Ballston Spa had some snow. Are you glad we’ve had a mild winter thus far, or would you rather have more snow? Log in to comment below. Be sure to follow the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum on Facebook.
Hides-Franklin spring was located on Malta Avenue between Hyde Boulevard and Columbia Avenue. It was discovered around 1867 by Samuel Hides, who claimed the spirit of Benjamin Franklin told him where to find it. The waters of the spring were later bottled at the site and shipped around the U.S. The stone building that stood…