Albany, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration is hoping a new statewide series of roadside signs designed to promote New York's rich history will help boost the state's economy by steering visitors to historic sites and cultural attractions.
More than 200 signs unveiled this week in Albany are part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Path Through History" program, a $1 million initiative that will divide up the funding among 10 regional heritage tourism marketing plans across the state.
The new signs planned for installation near Thruway exits and other major New York roads highlight some of the state's most significant sites and historic milestones. State and local officials hope the briefly worded signs will entice travelers to seek out the places where history was made in New York.
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