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Saratoga Springs

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a city in E New York: health resort; horse races.
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A resort city in eastern New York.

Note: Famed for its spa and horse racing.
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Encyclopedia Article for Saratoga Springs

city, Saratoga county, east-central New York, U.S. It lies in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, west of the Hudson River, 30 miles (48 km) north of Albany. Possessing numerous natural mineral springs, its site was an ancient Mohawk Indian camping ground with various spellings and meanings, the most acceptable being Sa-ragh-to-ga ("Place of Swift Water"). Saratoga National Historic Park (established in 1938 and located 12 miles [19 km] southeast) commemorates the Revolutionary War Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) which took place nearby.

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