Saratoga: that was then, this is now

The intersection of Church Street and Railroad Place - date unknown (Bolster Collection)
The intersection of Church Street and Railroad Place - date unknown (Bolster Collection)

A reader asked about a photograph we had posted a few years ago during a then-and-now series we ran. After fishing it out of the archives, we thought it would be fun to share the image again here. Depicted above is the intersection of Church Street and Railroad Place. This was then:

This is the same intersection today:

The intersection today
The intersection today

Saratoga County Fair officials announced last week that 10 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to current New York State high school seniors, and students enrolled in college. The scholarships are sponsored by the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeoples’s Association. To qualify, candidates from Saratoga County must be active at the Saratoga County Fair, and submit their application through the Fair Office by April 8. Application forms are available at www.nyfairs.org

Veterans’ employment: An overview of the job market for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ins-and-outs of hiring veterans will be the focus of a symposium from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on March 3 at The Gideon Putnam in the Saratoga Spa State Park.

Speakers and panel discussions will examine the job market for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ins-and-outs of hiring veterans, including the resources available to businesses that employ veterans. The event will be of special interest to businesses, human resource professionals, and veterans’ service agencies seeking to increase job opportunities for veterans. Cost is $40 including breakfast. Registration required at http://www.vetsbridgesymposium.com. For more information call 518-587-5107.

Next month: In recognition of Women’s History Month, Saratoga National Historical Park will offer a free program that explores the lives of women who lived during the American Revolutionary War through their stories, excerpted from letters and diary entries. “In Their Own Words: Women in the Revolution,” will be staged from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the park visitor center. The program will be led by Colonial period educator Jennifer Richard-Morrow. Saratoga National Historical Park is located between Rt. 4 and Rt. 32 in the town of Stillwater. For more information, contact the visitor center at 518-670-2985, or go to: www.nps.gov/sara.