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1866Augustus Bockes was Justice of the Supreme Court in this year. He served from 1860 to 1888, and held judicial positions a term of 35 years.
The Troy Times of April 7, 1866 had this in part: "A deep feeling of gloom pervades the village today, at the loss of another fine hotel at this particular time."
The Columbian hotel had been built in 1809, and was located on Broadway, south side of Lake avenue. The fire extended from Lake avenue to the building now occupied by 446 Broadway, present site of Robson and Adee.
September 25, Excelsior Fire Company gave a reception to the village authorities, and their fellow firemen, Companies 1, and 2, and the Hook and Ladder Co., in the engine house on Matilda street, F. W. Fonda was host.
November, The A. M. E. Zion church was destroyed by fire.
November 18, Daniel Davis Benedict, died at the age of 73 years. Many of the items in this early history were furnished me by Mr. Benedict.
November 28, Chancellor Walworth died. He was the last great Chancellor of the State of York, and had entertained many notable personages at his home during his lifetime.
Henry H. Hathorn was supervisor of Saratoga Springs in this year.
John H. White was president of the village.
Captain Edward Porter Howe, at one time postmaster of Saratoga Springs, and one time editor of The Saratogian, married Eliza B., daughter of James M. Ray. Mr. Howe died October 18, 1909.
April 12, the present system of the public schools was organized under the title "Union Free School District of Saratoga Springs."
May 15, the yearly display of the fire department was held. This consisted of
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