On this day

On this day in 1777, Lieutenant Thomas Blake, the First New Hampshire Regiment, reported that “all the army collected together opposite the island in the river 3 miles above Fort Miller,” this is the location of a known near the mouth of the Moses Kill; in 1897, the stockholders of the Saratoga Victory Manufacturing company held their semi-annual meeting; in 1914, World War I began and town lost Frank Aubin, Mitchell Barton, Edward F. Cofflinger, and Frank Karaszkiewiez during the war; in 1918, a gauge that measured the daily elevation at the Toll Bridge in Schuylerville was discontinued; in 1976, there was a Bicentennial Day at the Saratoga County Fair; and in 2010, the Schooner Lois McClure is a full-scale replica of an 1862 sailing canal boat visited Hudson Crossing Park and members of Company A, 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation Division practiced picking up water for firefighting from the Hudson River, flew with the loaded water bucket slung underneath their helicopter and then dumped it back into the river at Garney’s airport on Route 4. 
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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