Putting Saratoga on the Map
Since its founding in the early nineteenth century, the city of Saratoga Springs has shown its sacred spaces on maps created for city planners and residents, tourists, and magazine readers. A selection below tracks the history of some of the city's key "sacred spaces," including the springs that guidebooks claim Native Americans first brought Sir William Johnson to heal at. As you look at the maps, think about where meeting houses, temples, and churches are located compared to other landmarks, including hotels, transportation, city government and residential districts. Does the geography of worship and commemoration fit within or seem separate from Saratoga's history as a tourist destination?