100 years ago in the Saratogian: July 13
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  • 100 years ago in the Saratogian: July 13

    Saturday, July 13, 1918. "It was unfortunate that the weather Saturday was so threatening," The Saratogian reports, "It wouldn't have been a bad thing at all for a lot of Saratogians to have gone out to the north farm and seen the inspiring spectacle of the flag dedication."

    The flag raising takes place at the Yaddo colony, where Katrina Trask has opened land to youth farmers for the U.


  • 100 years ago in the Saratogian: July 19

    Friday, July 19, 1918. The Republican state convention in Saratoga Springs comes to a close today as women's-suffrage advocates deliver an ultimatum to one of New York's U.S. Senators, The Saratogian reports.

    "The closing minutes were picturesque," a reporter writes, "A banner demanding that Sen.


  • 100 years ago in the Saratogian: July 18

    Thursday, July 18, 1918. Former president Theodore Roosevelt learned yesterday that his son Quentin was missing and presumed killed in action in Europe. In Saratoga Springs today he gives the keynote address for the Republican state convention.

    Approximately 6,000 people fill Convention Hall to hear Roosevelt speak.