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Ballston's 225th

Ballston to have a ball as it turns 225

Farm open house among events to mark municipality’s anniversary

The Willow Marsh Farm on Hop City Road, home to the Curtiss family for five generations, will help the town of Ballston celebrate its 225th anniversary Saturday with an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Willow Marsh Farm on Hop City Road, home to the Curtiss family for five generations, will help the town of Ballston celebrate its 225th anniversary Saturday with an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Charles E. Curtiss doesn’t recall the precise date, but he remembers fondly when machinery replaced horses at the Willow Marsh Farm at 343 Hop City Road in the town of Ballston. “I can’t tell you when exactly, but I know it was one of the happiest days of my life,” said Curtiss, 78, whose great-grandfather, William S. Curtiss, purchased the property back in 1846. “It was probably back in the 1960s. I liked horses, and ...


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skeetergirl
July 7, 2013
6:39 a.m.

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Wow! I love history and I wish I was closer so I could enjoy that. I hope the turnout is great.

pollywog
July 7, 2013
10:23 a.m.

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There are three official sites, all on Charlton Road, where you can see and even experience history. There will be farm exhibits(ancient tractors) miniature horses and other animals to meet, a "church dinner" picnic, an early, but crazy, game of base ball and much much more. Curtiss Farm is one of several sites sharing in the celebration. Turn off your computers and have some fun in the past.

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