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Town (pop., 2000: 5,167) on Lake George, northeastern New York, U.S. In 1755 the French built Fort Carillon on nearby Lake Champlain. Captured by the British in 1759, the fort was renamed Ticonderoga. In 1775, at the start of the American Revolution, it was seized by Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys. The British retook it in 1777 but abandoned it after the Battle of Saratoga. The restored fort and the area around the town are now tourist attractions.
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