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Watkins Glen is a city in New York's Finger Lakes region.

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  1. The village was incorporated in 1842 as Salubria, then Jefferson, but was renamed Watkins after Dr. Samuel Watkins, for his contributions to the community.
  2. The city is home to Watkins Glen International, one of America's premier road-course facilities.
  3. Watkins Glen is the home port for True Love, an 84-plus-year-old schooner that has been featured in several Hollywood movies.
  4. For the first half of the 20th century, the village was primarily known as the site of Glen Springs Sanitarium, one of the leading spas in the United States.
  5. Watkins Glen is the site of scenic Watkins Glen State Park.

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