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New hiking trail opens at NY's Ft. Ticonderoga

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TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) - A new hiking trail at an upstate New York historic site offers visitors an opportunity to walk along the old battle lines where hundreds of soldiers died more than 250 years ago.

Officials at Fort Ticonderoga have unveiled an interpretive hiking trail that winds around the Carillon Battlefield, located a short distance from the fort. The trail runs along what are known as the French lines, zigzagging grassy mounds that are remnants of the defenses built there during the French and Indian War.

In July 1758, the French repulsed numerous frontal assaults by British and colonial American soldiers. Hundreds were killed and wounded during the battle, one of the bloodiest on American soil until the Civil War.

The French lines were later rebuilt by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War.


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