On this day in 1642, Jesuits Isaac Jogues & Rene Goupil were kidnapped by Iroquois, travelling from Ste-Marie to Quebec; Goupil killed, Jogues escapes; later rescued by Dutch traders, St. Joques is the first European to see Saratoga Lake; in 1690, the authorities at Albany ordered Capt. Jacob de Warm to proceed to Crown Point with a party of twelve English and twenty Indians to watch the motions of the French and he wrote about this day “we martched forwards and quartered this night at a place called Saratogo, about 50 English miles from Albany, where is a blockhouse and some of the Dutch soldiers;” in 1998, the Turning Point Parade was held; and in 200, the EPA approved Hudson dredging for PCBs.
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga.
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(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling information for this timetable.)