Category Archives: Saratoga

They’re off!

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They're off at Saratoga postcard BPL.jpgIt’s Hoxsie’s understanding that some sort of horse racing takes place up in Saratoga Springs most summers. Since Saratoga has become one of those places that’s so crowded that no one goes there anymore, we’re not entirely sure. But if so, this old painted postcard, from the collection of the Boston Public Library, would seem to indicate that horse racing has been going on for some time. This postcard is undated but is likely from the early part of the 20th century.

That doesn’t sound like Saratoga

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Still from 1973 — the copy editor who wrote this headline in the Schenectady Gazette probably sensed that the writer had buried the lead; without that head, most readers wouldn’t have gotten through the tax exemption and housing code amendments to that part about the topless waitresses. Okay, so, topless waitresses, and the Mayor appears not to want them, but also there’s some storm drainage and traffic lights and a street sweeper to get to, so you can see why the reporter felt the whole topless waitress thing wasn’t worth a lot of copy.

I’m just going to go ahead and assume that ban passed.

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