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This West Point sign has come under scrutiny after officials covered the word “Confederate.” They say it was modified years ago to avoid confusion, not because of recent controversies.
Some concerned about 'Confederate' dropped from sign

The national and state-wide debate about Confederate symbols and memorials has made its way to West Point, albeit likely by accident.

There, a road sign welcoming passersby to Civil War-era Fort Duffield and the surrounding park, once advertised the “Confederate Homestead Area.”

Today, it reads “Homestead Area.”

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