Jackson's Garden - Union College

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Jackson’s Garden at Union College is said to be haunted by the ghost of Alice Van der Veer. According to legend, Alice fell in love with a man her father didn’t approve of, so he killed his daughter’s young lover. In retaliation, an angry mob captured Alice and her father and burned them alive in Jackson’s Garden.

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Terrace Ln and Nott St
Schenectady, NY
United States

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42.81931446092264, -73.92892742165708
Schenectady County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Schenectady, NY (0.6 mi.)
Scotia, NY (1.9 mi.)
Rotterdam, NY (3.1 mi.)
Niskayuna, NY (5.0 mi.)
East Glenville, NY (5.2 mi.)
Colonie, NY (8.5 mi.)
Country Knolls, NY (9.1 mi.)
Westmere, NY (9.4 mi.)
Altamont, NY (9.8 mi.)
Mariaville Lake, NY (10.1 mi.)

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