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Final resting place of Revere, Hancock gets $300,000 upgrade

Associated Press Associated Press 15/09/2016

BOSTON — The final resting place of Paul Revere, John Hancock and other historic American figures in Boston has received an overhaul officials say was long overdue.

Officials made nearly $300,000 worth of improvements to the Granary Burial Ground, which Mayor Martin Walsh says is one of the most visited cemeteries in the country.

The upgrades include restoration of the cemetery's entryway and 1840 cast iron fence and paving of the dirt paths.

The project is part of a larger $25 million effort to refurbish the Freedom Trail and other historically significant sites across the city.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2czvyHG ) reports Walsh was among those given a tour of the cemetery Wednesday.

Walsh says the burial site attracts more than 1 million guests each year.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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