The town of Malta, New York, lies in the near-center of Saratoga County with Saratoga Lake, Round Lake, and Little Round Lake bordering the community. While Malta has no rivers or mountains the land is gently rolling and several streams feed the lakes. Historically Malta was an agricultural community with small, independent farms that supplied food and shelter to support the families who lived on them. Three commodities raised as cash crops were potatoes, flax, and sheep. Two local granges and several churches met the social and religious needs of the area. Today most of the farms have disappeared and the construction of Interstate 87 made Malta ideal for residential communities and small business enterprises.
About the Author
Author Ruth Roerig has compiled a wonderful collection of over 200 photographs from the Town of Malta collection and residents of Malta and nearby communities. Ruth, a retired banker, is Malta’s town historian and a member of the town’s Historic Preservation Review Commission. She has published several previous works including a history of the Saratoga Daughters of the American Revolution, an organization which she is the registrar of. In Malta, Ruth has gathered fascinating images and written insightful text to be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.