Story of upstate city’s growth told in historic map exhibit

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A new museum exhibit tells the story of the city of Saratoga Springs through a display of maps dating back to Colonial times.

The exhibit entitled “Saratoga Springs in 250 Years of Maps” opened Tuesday at the Saratoga Springs History Museum inside Canfield Casino in the city’s downtown Congress Park.

The displays range from pre-Revolutionary War maps rarely seen by the public to more modern versions created to boost tourism in a city famous for its mineral springs and horse racing.

The exhibit is the result of a project involving Skidmore College students in a mapping history class and local historians who charted the growth of Saratoga as it celebrates its centennial year as an incorporated city.

The exhibit, which opened a week after the city of Saratoga Springs turned 100 years old, runs through Dec. 31.

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