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Encyclopedia > Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park is a state park located in Saratoga County, New York in the USA. The park is in the Town of Malta, southwest of Saratoga Springs. State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1791 Seat Ballston Spa Area  - Total  - Water 2,185 km² (844 mi²) 83 km² (32 mi²) 3. ... Malta is a town located in Saratoga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 13,005. ... For the city in Utah, see Saratoga Springs, Utah Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,186. ...

The area, part of which which became the park, drew interest from Mohawk and Iroquois Native American tribes for its hunting and mineral springs. The Native American name for the area was "Kayaderosseras." The Kanienkeh, or the Kanienkehaka Nation (Mohawk) of Native American people live around Lake Ontario and the St. ... The Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee, also known as the League of Peace and Power, Five Nations, or Six Nations) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans. ... Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ...

The Saratoga Springs area has the only active spouting geysers east of the Mississippi River in the United States. The mineral springs for which the area is famous arise from fissures in the Saratoga Fault, which runs 65 miles from Whitehall to Albany. The carbonated water which vents in springs and geysers is rich in minerals and salts. Clepsydra Geyser in Yellowstone A geyser is a special type of hot spring that erupts periodically, ejecting a column of hot water and steam into the air. ... This page is about the river in the United States; there is also a Canadian Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Mineral water is water containing minerals or other dissolved substances that alter its taste or give it therapeutic value. ... Whitehall, New York is the name of a village and a town in Washington County, New York. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Albany County, New York Founded Incorporated 1614 1686  County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... A natural spring. ...

Two of the most visited springs today are Island Spouter and Orenda Spring, along Geyser Creek. Island Spouter, which sends a narrow plume of water 10-15 feet (3-5 meters) into the air, first emerged in the early 1900's. Since that time, it has deposited minerals which grow a tufa deposit at the rate of two inches per year. Orenda Spring has created a massive tufa dome, which continues to fossilize leaves and other debris as it grows. Tufa is the name for an unusual geological formation. ...

In the nineteenth century, the area became much visited for its purported medicinal effects. Entrepreneurs dug wells and bottled the mineral water for sale. In 1908, as the springs were being depleted, the New York Assembly passed an injunction against pumping water. The injunction was ignored; in 1909, governor Charles Evans Hughes signed into law a bill which made the springs of Saratoga a State Reservation. The Spa was named a State Park in 1962. State nickname: The Empire State Official languages English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 13. ... Assembly may refer to the following things: In politics, any body meeting together to discuss matters, a parliament or a legislative assembly such as the French revolutionary Legislative Assembly, or a body more designed to mediate between otherwise independent bodies, such as the United Nations General Assembly. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Evans Hughes (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was Governor of New York, United States Secretary of State, and Chief Justice of the United States. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The park hosts numerous theater and other events. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, located on the State Park grounds, is the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Jazz and dance are featured at the SPAC. The park is also home to the National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the Lincoln Mineral Baths and Spa, and the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa. The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ...

List of facilities and programs

Picnic tables, Pavilions, Food, Playground, Pool, Nature trail, Fishing, Hiking, Tennis, Golf, Biking, Museum, Recreation programs, Performance theater, Cross-country skiing.

Key words: Classical architecture, historic landmark, unique geology.

See also

This is a list of state parks in the U.S. state of New York. ...

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