Civil War-era site in New York to get $3.6 million upgrade

The Hudson Valley site of a Civil War-era foundry visited by President Abraham Lincoln is going to be turned into a park. Government officials, historians and conservationists said Wednesday that the West Point Foundry Preserve has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

They also announced that the 87-acre site in Putnam County is getting a $600,000 grant from New York state to help carve out a $3.6 million park on the foundry grounds.

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