On this July

On this day in 1777, prominent loyalist Jane McCrea was murdered in Fort Edward, McCrea was a young woman who was killed by Native Americans associated with the British army of Lieutenant General John Burgoyne, McCrea was affianced to a Loyalist serving in Burgoyne’s army, her slaying led to expressions of outrage and her dramatic story has been used for generations to gather support for the Patriot cause and demonize American Indians; in 1897, the David Nevins Fire Engine company threw 175 feet with their engine; in 1953, the Korean War began and town lost Stanley W. Harmor, Julius Lofren, and James Marlow during the war; and in 1990, the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield was chartered. 
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. Discover what happened today in local history by subscribing to our blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq
 (Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling information for this timetable.)

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