- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - Work is underway to turn a historic site on an island the upper Hudson River into a heritage tourism destination.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (https://bit.ly/1cMDVzh ) that volunteers have been clearing brush on Rogers Island in Fort Edward, site of a large British fortification during the French and Indian War.

The town and village of Fort Edward completed acquisition of more than 30 acres on the island from a private owner last September. The island was the base camp for Rogers’ Rangers, scouts for the British army who are considered the forerunners of today’s U.S. Army Rangers.

Local officials plan to create a system of trails on the island so that visitors can see the sites where the Rangers lived and where archaeologists have uncovered thousands of artifacts dating back to the Colonial period.

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Information from: The Post-Star, https://www.poststar.com

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