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Yaddo worthy of historic landmark status

Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 31, 2011.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 31, 2011.
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Yaddo, the artists’ retreat in Saratoga Springs, is a national treasure. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar can recognize that, and make sure it stays that way, by designating it a National Historic Landmark. But first the National Park System Advisory Board will have to recommend Yaddo for landmark status when it meets next month, and it should. Yaddo was the first artists’ retreat in the nation, founded in 1900 by financier/philanthropist Spencer Trask and his wife ...


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