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Upstate New York artists' retreat Yaddo gets plaque to honor National Historic Landmark status

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York — An artists' retreat in upstate New York designated last year as a National Historic Landmark is getting a plaque marking the achievement.

Yaddo in Saratoga Springs was designated a landmark after more than a century of offering artists a place to work in peace. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Paul Tonko will unveil a national landmark plaque Saturday at the retreat.

Yaddo opened in 1900 near Saratoga's historic thoroughbred track. Gillibrand says that artists who have worked there include Truman Capote, Amy Tan and Langston Hughes.

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