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NEWS
May 25, 2009
Volunteers did a fine job To the editor: On Saturday, April 4, 2009, Antietam National Battlefield participated in both the Civil War Preservation Trust's Park Day and the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Both events call for volunteers to take part in a variety of conservation and preservation work projects. This year's projects consisted of planting seedlings in the historic East Woods as well as picking up trash along a 1.5-mile section of roadsides and stream banks.
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NEWS
January 25, 2009
Photographer captures top prize The grand-prize winning photograph in this year's Hallowed Ground magazine's photography contest is a picture of Antietam National Battlefield. Ron Callaghan of Rockville, Md., snapped the picture of the battlefield's New York Monument. The Civil War Preservation Trust publishes Hallowed Ground, its membership magazine. For more information, go to www.civilwar.org . W.Va. local music census under way BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | June 4, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com A downtown Hagerstown office building was partially evacuated Monday morning due to a natural gas leak. Employees from the second floor of 11 Public Square were evacuated for about 15 minutes after they smelled gas in their office and called for help at about 9:15 a.m. "There was a very strong odor when we came in this morning," said Ruth Hudspeth, an employee at the Civil War Preservation Trust office. A Columbia Gas worker soon found a "very minor" gas leak originating at the rooftop gas furnace, Hagerstown Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Horn said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 30, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday night approved an additional $2 million to be used to purchase land to expand Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd said. Byrd's office also announced Wednesday that the National Park Service has acquired 38 acres for the park in the historic School House Ridge area. Byrd, D-W.Va., worked to include the $2 million in legislation for the park expansion and Byrd spokesman Tom Gavin said the senator will fight to protect the funding in a Senate and House conference committee.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 14, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com Standing at an overlook high above the Shenandoah River, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., told a group Wednesday she was "in your corner" in their effort to expand the boundaries of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Capito made the comment as she toured Murphy's Farm, a 99-acre piece of property near the park, which was to be the location of a 188-home subdivision before the Trust for Public Land purchased it. Murphy's Farm is rich with Civil War and civil rights history.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 25, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- It's 176 acres that could well have been covered with hundreds of houses today. Instead, it now is hallowed ground and a portal to the past. The land, once owned by the late Dixie Kilham, a Harpers Ferry entrepreneur, was bought from his estate by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) in 2002, CWPT President James Lighthizer said Thursday morning at a ceremony officially donating the acreage to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The original acquisition was 232 acres, 56 of which were sold to the park later in 2002 for $420,000, said Mary Koik, spokeswoman for the trust.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 4, 2006
HALFWAY Beyond its history and beauty, Antietam National Battlefield is "an economic engine" for Washington County, Superintendent John Howard said Wednesday morning at a business breakfast. "That's my goal," Howard said. "I want them here. I want them to spend their money here - because I work here. " Last year, 297,348 people visited Antietam, the site of the 1862 Civil War battle that is considered America's bloodiest in a single day, Howard said. A 2004 study by the nonprofit Civil War Preservation Trust concluded that visitors to the battlefield spent about $10.8 million in the community - an average of about $55 per person per day. Antietam tourism creates about 300 full-time jobs, the study says.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 26, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A judge on Monday rejected a request to halt the proceedings surrounding a controversial plan to build more than 100 houses on 121 acres that some people contend are part of a Civil War battlefield. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas W. Steptoe Jr.'s rejection of the stay means a hearing on the development will go forward this morning before the Jefferson County Zoning Board of Appeals, said attorney Richard Gay, who is representing the developers.
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