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History & Horses at the Saratoga Racetrack

Saratoga Springs Racetrack - 19th Century Stereoview Card
Today marks the opening day of the 153rd season at the Saratoga Race Course, the third oldest racetrack in the United States. Saratoga Springs was the summer spot during the heights of the Gilded Age, the ultimate 19th century destination where the wealthy elite would gather to dance, socialize, and gamble at the Saratoga Racetrack or at the elegant Canfield Casino in Congress Park. The elegant...

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Wilson Bentley Snowflake Photographs

Wilson A. Bentley snowflake photographs
Winter is tough, but aren’t these beautiful?     At some point when I was a young boy, I was told that no two snowflakes were alike. This amazed me: the idea that every single single snowflake that fell to the ground was unique and like no other. I tried looking at them myself, but it’s not an easy task to catch a single flake undamaged to examine closely. The best I was able...

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