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Warren County town to preserve parcel with bloody history

Posted at: 02/15/2013 9:43 AM
By: AP

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A Warren County town is buying a parcel of land containing a large rock with a bloody history that dates back more than 250 years.

NewsChannel 13's media partners at The Post-Star report that the town of Queensbury will spend $45,000 to buy a 1-acre patch of woods where Blind Rock is located.
 
The rock was a meeting spot for American Indians centuries ago, and in the 18th century it marked the unofficial frontier boundary marking French-held territory to the north and British forces to the south.
 
According to historical accounts from the French and Indian War, the rock was where Indians tortured captives taken in raids against the British.
 
Town officials say they plan to build a small park around Blind Rock and preserve the property, located just off Route 9.
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