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NH national site pushes $1.5M into economy

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CORNISH, N.H. (AP) - The National Park Service reports the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site in Cornish pumped $1.5 million into the state's economy in 2012.

The site that includes the home, studio and gardens of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens attracted more than 33,000 visitors that year. The site supports 27 jobs, according to park service data.

Nationally, the report shows $14.7 billion in direct spending by 283 million park visitors in 2012. The spending supported 243,000 jobs nationally.

Among his other works, Saint-Gaudens created the monument to Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw, a Bostonian who led the 54th Regiment, the first unit consisting of black soldiers.

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