11-6-2017 - We're sorry to put it like this, but the morons in the Pennsylvania State Legislature have put the history of Gettysburg back in casino jeopardy by passing new legislation for twelve small gambling halls in any municipality in the state, unless every town, township, or city sends back a resolution saying NO by December 31, 2017. Please urge those municipalities and your state reps to stop this absolutely stupid and historically bad idea!
Casino Project Halted
6-14-2017 - The Hanover Evening Sun has reported that the Gettysburg Casino project has been withdrawn from consideration today. The casino project proposed for land in Freedom Township south of Gettysburg was to include a racetrack and casino. Although this halts the current project at the deadline for application, new proposals for expanded gaming in Pennsylvania may bring this or a new project back in the future. Hoorah for now, but stay vigilant. Support keeping Gettysburg free from casino gambling and save it for history.
Stop Another Casino from Coming to Gettysburg
4-18-2017 - We told you this was going to come and now it has, although most did not think that a third try would be attempted. A casino and harness racing track is being proposed for a site just three miles south of the battlefield of Gettysburg National Military Park. Sign the petitions at the National Parks Conservation Association and No Casino Gettysburg to stop this afront against our national heritage that will change the character of a visit to Gettysburg forever.
No Casino Gettysburg Petition and NPCA Petition.
More Civil War Preservation Projects
3-2-2017 - Civil War Trust continues work toward saving additional battlefields with projects to save acres in Virginia at New Market Heights and Cedar Creek. In West Virginia, Harper's Ferry and Greenbrier River. In Tennessee, at Fort Donelson and Parkers Cross Roads. With over 43,000 acres saved since they started, check out how you can help with their upcoming projects. More Info.
New National Monuments
1-12-2017 - Three new National Monuments on Civil Rights have been announced by President Obama; Birmingham Civil Rights, Freedom Riders, and Recontruction Era National Monuments. There was also an expansion of the existing national monuments; California Coastal and Cascade-Siskiyou. During his eight years as President, Obama has announced more National Monument additions than any President in History using the 1907 Antiquities Act. In December, Bears Ears (above photo BLM) and Golden Butte National Monuments were also added.
Take a First Day Hike
12-27-2016 - On New Year's Day, shake off the holidays with an activity that combines exercise, outdoors, and history at some of the nation's best state parks. First Day Hikes are available in every state, with thousands of people engaged in the nature of our public lands of the state variety, with some hikes even ending up in national parks nearby. So head out to the state park near you and hike on Day 1 of 2017. For a list of the hikes available, check out America's State Parks - First Day Hikes.
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