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Group's history kiosks to tout tourism in 7 upstate NY towns

Group's history kiosks to tout tourism in 7 upstate NY towns

March 17, 2017 05:30 AM

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) - A group that promotes tourism in northeastern New York is launching an initiative to highlight Revolutionary War history in seven upstate communities.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/2n30l89) Lakes to Locks Passage says it will establish information kiosks in Peru, Ticonderoga, Putnam, Whitehall, Kingsbury, Fort Miller and Schuylerville. The "Turning Point Trail" kiosks will be located along the Plattsburgh-to-Saratoga path the British army took during the 1777 campaign that ended with the American victory at Saratoga.

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The defeat of the redcoats after two Saratoga battles is considered by many historians to be the turning point of the American Revolution.

The kiosks will provide details of each particular location's significance during the events of the summer and fall of 1777. They'll also provide information on points of interest in each town.

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