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Casey, Perry, Toomey want to preserve Gettysburg battlefield, Lincoln Train Station

By - Last modified: April 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM
File photo.
File photo.

Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators and U.S. Rep. Scott Perry have introduced bills to incorporate two properties in Adams County into the Gettysburg National Military Park, according to a news release.

The legislation, if enacted, would add the Lincoln Train Station in downtown Gettysburg and 45 acres of land at the southern end of the battlefield, according to the release from Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Perry, a Republican representing all or part of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties,

Casey is calling on the Senate to pass legislation before the November anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the release stated. The train station is where Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg before delivering his address nearly 150 years ago. This year is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

 

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

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