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2342News: National Park Discussed for Battle of Shepherdstown Site

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  • Brian Downey
    Nov 10, 2005
      Jefferson County (WV) Commission holds public hearing
      [11/09/2005]
      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 ...

      complete article online at:
      http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=124154&format=html
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