Saratoga State Seal Waters

Saratoga State Seal Waters (HM2EFE)

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N 43° 3.476', W 73° 48.23'

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A Quest for Good Health

By the 20th century, Saratoga's waters were celebrated throughout the nation. Tourists to Saratoga and the public at large were pursuing a healthy lifestyle that included a proper diet and exercise. Even Theodore Roosevelt was an ardent promoter of exercise. In 1900, when he was Vice-President, he wrote a book entitled "The Strenuous Life." It was in this environment that health enthusiasts began to seek waters that would promote health both internally and externally. The search for a drinking water that was pure and ideal for salt-free diets, and healthy diets in general, led to the discovery of State Seal Water in the State Reservation at Saratoga Springs.

In 1915, chemist Herbert (Doc) Ant of the State Reservation at Saratoga Springs sampled 15 different springs of still water to find a nutritional, good-tasting drinking water to public demand. After careful research, Ant discovered a water that had a strong taste appeal and was ideal for low-salt diets. Doctor Ant''s water was bottled and commercially sold as "Saratoga State Seal Water."
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Date Added Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 597406 N 4767942
Decimal Degrees43.05793333, -73.80383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.476', W 73° 48.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 28.56" N, 73° 48' 13.8" W
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