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The Times
  • Region gets $100,000 to market historical tourism

  • The Mohawk Valley is full of history, and a new state grant will help it market that.

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  • The Mohawk Valley is full of history, and a new state grant will help it market that.
    The Empire State Development Corp. has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties to assist with its Path through History project, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, D - Utica, announced Tuesday.
    The project will market tourism based on the area's Revolutionary War heritage. Grant money will be used to create a website, develop marketing tools and create the Revolutionary War Trail, a news release stated.
    “This project will allow historic destinations and tourism related businesses to work together and highlight the many cultural and historic attractions in the Mohawk Valley region that are connected to the American Revolution,” Brindisi said in the release. “When you consider that we have the Oriskany Battlefield and Monument, Fort Stanwix, the General Herkimer Home and other attractions all within a few miles of each other, it is clear that our area played an important role in the war for America’s independence. This is something that is unique to our region, and that should be cross-promoted.”
    Seven tourism agencies will work together on the project. Other elements of local history also will be highlighted, including the French and Indian War and the Erie Canal.

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