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  • Millions of Years Ago lava curled here under water
  • The Saratoga Trail was used for centuries
  • by Father Isaac Jogues
  • during the French and Indian War Period
  • by Peter Kalm
  • by Henry Knox and his Train of Artillery
  • Ben Franklin on a secret mission
  • by Burgone's Army that crossed the river
  • by Baroness Riedesel - who nursed the wounded
  • Angeline Tubbs - "The Witch of Saratoga"
  • by Philip Schuyler
  • and by John Stark
  • George Washington visited battle sites
  • Lafayette did too
  • Soon the Champlain Canal was opened
  • The canal was used as a Waterway to Freedom
  • Susan B. Anthony ventured from Greenwich westward
  • The Fitchburg Railroad arrived in 1882
  • The Hudson Valley Railway ran from 1901 - 1931
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We are often asked, "Why do you call it Hudson 'Crossing' Park?"

The answer is simple... it's because there have been so many significant crossings at this place.
This section of our website will introduce you to a growing number of these crossings.
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Crossings Index:
Click on a topic or image to
learn more about them.
Millions of years ago
Saratoga Trail
Fr. Issac Jogues
French & Indian War
Peter Kalm
Henry Knox
Ben Franklin
Burgoyne
Baroness Riedesel
Angeline Tubbs
Philip Schuyler
John Stark
Washington
Lafayette
Champlain Canal
Underground RR
Susan B. Anthony
Railways
Trolley
This is a special place because of the number of crossings made here.
Please Note:
Many of the pages in this section use information found in a book published in 1900 by John Henry Brandow. John was a member of the New York State Historical Association and did extensive research during his work. A downloadable copy of his book "The Story of Old Saratoga" is available at the Internet Archive.

Click the book cover (left) to go to the archive's page for this book.


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