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Off the Northway: Caretakers of cottage worth studying, too

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Up near the top of Mount McGregor, in the shadow of a state prison, Grant Cottage draws around 3,000 visitors a year to see the place where Ulysses S. Grant died. That’s not many by modern tourism standards. But the state historical site in Wilton where the Civil War general and former president died of cancer in 1885 was once a place of pilgrimage. In the decades after Grant died, former Civil War soldiers flocked ...


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