Monday, July 17, 2006

Excavations unearth historic Hudson Valley site
A team of archaeologists has been working with an upstate organization to uncover a 19th-century industrial site which produced some of the big guns that helped win the Civil War.

Michigan Technological University is into its fifth year of digging at the site of the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, in Putnam County across the Hudson River from the U-S Military Academy.

The 87-acre site is owned by Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson, which hopes to reopen the site to the public next year.