History, Development and Evolution of Spa City Focus of 5/17 Talk

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April 18, 2017
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (April 17, 2017) — Many people living in the Capital Region today may not know that in the 1800s Saratoga Springs was the premier tourist destination in the United States.
On Wednesday May 17 at 1 p.m. at The Summit at Saratoga (1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs), Charlie Kuenzel, co-owner of Saratoga Tours LLC (saratogatours.net), will give a presentation titled, “The History, Development & Evolution of Saratoga Springs in the 1800s.”
“Back then our city was the social spot to `see and be seen’ by the wealthy and the famous of the day,” said Kuenzel. “It featured some of the largest and grandest hotels in the world and the later introduction of casino gambling and thoroughbred racing was the perfect spot for a summer getaway. Saratoga today has many of the main elements and aspects that were planned and developed in the 19th century making our city's history a large part of our present.”
Kuenzel is a native Saratogian who spent three decades as a science educator in the Saratoga Springs City School District before retiring in 2000. Today, he and his partner
Dave Patterson, educate and entertain thousands of Saratoga visitors with fascinating stories about The Spa City’s architectural styles, resort location and mineral baths’ curative powers.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reserve your place by calling (518) 430-2136, or emailing rebeccad@summitsaratoga.com. Light refreshments will be served. For directions to the community, visit summitsaratoga.com/contact-us.html.
Christy Durant, Senior Living Consultant
(518) 926-9003