2342News: National Park Discussed for Battle of Shepherdstown Site
- Nov 10, 2005Jefferson County (WV) Commission holds public hearing
Site for proposed park in W.Va. a 'golden opportunity'
Developers challenging decision in court
by Dave McMillion, (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A "historic jewel," a "golden opportunity" and
"one of the best kinds of economic development" were some of the terms
used to describe the site where the Battle of Shepherdstown was fought
and the proposal to save it.
Speakers at a public hearing Wednesday night to gauge support for
establishment of a national park to protect a Civil War battlefield
near Shepherdstown, W.Va., gave overwhelming support for the idea and
said it is a way to boost tourism and teach the world about West
Virginia history ...
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