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Volunteers needed to spruce up battlefield

March 17, 2004

BOONSBORO - Volunteers from around the country will team up with Civil War Preservation Trust to clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort, dubbed Park Day, will include historic sites in many states.

South Mountain State Battlefield is one of the sites that will benefit from Park Day-related activities. Park Day will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Meet at Fox's or Crampton's Gap.

Volunteers are needed to assist with battlefield clean up, brush removal and museum clean up at both Fox's Gap and Crampton's Gap.

For information, call

Al Preston at 301-432-0452 or send e-mail to apreston@dnr.state.md.us.

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