Dolback said all of the replacement of Ticonderoga historical markers had been completed. Now he simply provides the markers with regular maintenance.
Last year, for instance, he took down five and refurbished them with the help of assistants. International Paper Company employees sandblasted the markers, after which Dolback repainted them. Using special enamel paint, he applied layers and layers, especially over the lettering. All in all, Dolback said, the process took about 25 hours per marker.
Dolback said it was a desire to educate the public which motivated the replacement and refurbishment of the markers.
"They provide not only the tourists, but the local residents the opportunity to be aware of their historical heritage," he said.