Civil War Site In Gettysburg Endangered By CasinoMay 17th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania has been named in the list of the ten most endangered civil war sites in the whole of the United States. The list is compiled every year by the Civil War Preservation Trust. The latest list was unveiled by the members of the Trust on the morning of Thursday, in a news conference that was held at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C. The inclusion of Gettysburg in the list comes as particularly ignominious as it had featured on the list not only in the last year but also in the years before that. However, it is not known as to where it ranks among the top ten endangered sites, as the list is compiled not on the basis of priority, but in alphabetical order.
According to a policy associate with the Trust, Nicholas Redding, the inclusion of the Gettysburg site is extremely shameful, as it proves that despite the site being included in the previous years’ list, next to nothing had been done to preserve it. He also proclaimed in the press conference that was later held in Gettysburg that it would not do, absolutely, to let a national heritage fall victim to the pressures of the economy. The list mentioned that the building of a casino near the site, which is still in the proposal stage, is likely to endanger the site even further.
Nicholas Redding further forwarded a petition for the people of Gettysburg to sign, announcing that it is a measure to bring the casino in national focus. The petition is being forwarded by a group called the No Casino Gettysburg, the same group which organized the press conference.
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