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Council OKs Historial Park

January 06, 2004

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council at Monday's meeting approved a proposal to establish Boonsboro Historical Park.

Town Manager John Kendall presented the proposal for town-owned land at last month's council meeting.

Markers at the proposed park would explain the historic significance of the area, he said.

The approximately two acres in question is near Knode Circle along Alt. U.S. 40, Kendall said.

Last month, Councilman Kevin Chambers said he wanted to get feedback from local residents, especially those living near the property, before taking a vote on the idea.

On Monday Kendall said he has talked to adjacent landowners and none expressed opposition to the idea.

The proposal would not cost the town any money because it is on land owned by the town, Kendall said.

Standing on the property, you can see Washington Monument, he said. A marker on the site would explain the monument's significance, he said.

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Another marker would explain the role that property in the area played during the Civil War, he said.

Yet another marker could explain the significance of Alt. U.S. 40, he said.

The markers would be provided at no cost to the town government, he said.

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