Over the next few months, workers at the Springfield Armory will be digging a lot of dirt. They’re restructuring parts of the armory’s grounds to recreate the landscape of the National Historic Site to what it looked like in the 1950s.
The National Park Service says visitors to its Massachusetts parks in 2012 pumped over 500 million dollars into the state’s economy. But the only historic site in western Massachusetts contributed well under one percent of that.
The Springfield Armory National Historic Site is among the local facilities that would be affected if the federal government shuts down.