A History of Its Industries, Railroads and Inventions




Recommended Reading


Most of these books can be found in the Saratoga Springs Public Library or the Brookside Museum.


Ballads and Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign, William Stone, Joel Munsell’s Sons, Albany, 1893.

Ballston Spa: The Way We Were, The Way We Are, by Ann Hauprich and Michael Noonan, Peckhaven Publishing, 2007.

Centennial History of the Village of Ballston Spa, by Edward Grose, 1907.

Chronicles of Saratoga, by Jean McGregor, A Series of Articles by The Saratogian, Bradshaw Printing Company, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1947.

Early Days in the Vicinity of Northumberland and Bacon Hill, by J. B. Vanderwerker, Schuylerville, 1988.

First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport & Coney Island, by Jon Sterngass, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2001.

The First Respectable House: Brookside and the Growth of Ballston Spa, by Field Horne, Kiskatom Publishing, 2005.

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Saratoga County for 1871, compiled by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, NY.

Gazetteer of the State of New York: A Complete History and Description, by J. H. French, R. Pearsall Smith Company, Syracuse, 1860.

The Great Industries of the United States: An Historical Summary, by Horace Greeley, J. B. Burr, Hyde & Company, 1873.

History of Saratoga County, New York, by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, 1878.

History of Waterford, by Sydney Ernest Hammersly, Waterford, New York, 1957.

The Hudson: Three Centuries of History, Romance and Invention, by Wallace Bruce, Bryant Union Co., 1907.

Leading Men And Leading Pursuits of Ballston And Vicinity, by John S. Bulkeley, printed by William S. Waterbury, Ballston Spa, New York, 1874.

Lee’s Guide to Saratoga, the Queen of Spas, by Henry Lee, New York, 1883.

Our County And Its People: A Descriptive And Biographical Record of Saratoga County, by The Saratogian, The Boston History Company, 1890.

Reminiscences of Saratoga and Ballston, by William Stone, R. Worthington, 1880.

Saratoga County Communities, by Jan Johnstone, Saratoga County Planning Board, 1980.

Saratoga County Heritage, by Violet Dunn, Robert Hayden, and Clayton Brown, Saratoga County, 1974.

Saratoga Lost: Images of Victorian America, by Robert Joki, Black Dome Press, 1998.

Saratoga NYGenWeb Project, Heritage Hunters, Saratoga County.

Saratoga: Saga of an Impious Era, by George Waller, 1966.

Standard of the Age: A Brief History of the Button Fire Engine Works, by Brad Utter, Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center, 2006.

Such Was Saratoga: The Leisure Class in America, by Hugh Bradley, Arno Press, 1975.

Through The Years – A Pictorial History of the Village of Ballston Spa, New York, by Bernard Puckhaber, 1976.