- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CROWN POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A New York group is getting a state grant to install a monument at an upstate historic site and correct a nearly 90-year omission.

The Gen. Henry Knox Cannon Trail was designated in 1929 to mark the route American soldiers took while delivering 59 artillery pieces from northern New York to eastern Massachusetts during the first winter of the Revolutionary War. More than 50 monuments were placed at intervals along the route, but Crown Point was omitted.

The Americans actually started their arduous expedition at Crown Point, then headed south to Ticonderoga, where the first trail monument was later placed.

The guns they delivered forced the British to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776.

The Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site on Lake Champlain will receive a $7,200 grant to install a Knox Trail monument.

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