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    Taking the Waters at Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa

    May 29, 2020

    Taking the Waters at Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa

    “Taking the waters,” the practice of drinking and bathing in mineral springs to treat illness and promote health, was a popular habit in 19th-century America. Spa villages developed around the springs to cater to the growing number of visitors. Two of the most renowned resorts were the neighbouring communities of Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa in upstate New York.

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  • Napoleon in America

    Napoleon in America

    What if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from St. Helena and wound up in the United States? Kirkus Reviews calls the first book in Shannon’s Napoleon series “evocative and immersive.”

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