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Local author, educator, and musician Carol Daggs, who will speak about her family’s over 120-year history as Saratogians. Daggs’ novel Saratoga Brandtville Blues is this year’s Saratoga Reads! selection from the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Her presentation, based on the book, will discuss the “Brandtville” in the east side of Saratoga Springs. This area was also known as the Gaslands for its high carbon dioxide levels from the mineral springs. Many residents of this area found employment in the grand hotels, restaurants, or at the racecourse. Carol focuses her narrative on her family’s rich farming history of this neighborhood and their subsequent story as the area changed over the decades.
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The presentation will be offered live via Zoom with a Q&A session. All participants will receive the Zoom link one hour before the lecture to the email used during registration.