Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project

The Saratoga Course of 1874

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Title

The Saratoga Course of 1874

Date

1874

Is Part Of

"The Battle of the Oars," New York Herald, Regatta Edition, July 16, 1874

Publisher

The New York Herald

Description

A map of the course of the 1874 college regatta at Saratoga Springs that introduced a 4-page supplement to the New York Herald on the day of the race. Additional maps included were the course of the Springfield (MA) and Worcester (MA) courses.

Language

eng

Contributor

Fisk and son., engravers

Map Item Type Metadata

Date Depicted (Display)

July 16, 1874

Date Published (Display)

July 16, 1874

Abstract (& Historical Note)

Saratoga Springs hosted several college summer rowing contests in the 1870s, to wide national interest. Maps helped those who couldn’t participate or cheer on the rowers get a sense of their course. In 1874, the New York Herald Tribune published a “Regatta Edition,” leading with three regatta route maps: one for Saratoga Springs, Springfield, Mass and Worcester, Mass. The Saratoga map covers the area around Lake Saratoga with a notional map of downtown Saratoga Springs, and includes routes and roads linking the race to the surrounding area. Details to interest local and sportsman alike were included, from each crew's boathouse to properties along the lake, including houses (such as that of publisher Frank Leslie), a grist mill and saw mill, Chapman's Grove and hotels.

Repository

The Saratoga Springs History Museum (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Scope

Other

Type

Road maps

Theme

Civic Life
Transportation

Record Creation Date

3/29/2015

Citation

“The Saratoga Course of 1874,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed December 12, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/202.

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