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In brief: Civil War markers slated

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office has teamed with Harrisburg’s National Civil War Museum to place 56 historical markers throughout seven communities in Central Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office has teamed with Harrisburg’s National Civil War Museum to place 56 historical markers throughout seven communities in Central Pennsylvania. The markers are part of the state’s effort to develop the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails program, said Jeb Stuart, a museum board member.

The markers will go up in communities where momentous events took place during the Civil War. Markers will be placed in Carlisle, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Hanover, Harrisburg, Marietta and York.

The museum received a $40,000 grant from the tourism office for research, photography and drafting of the markers’ content, according to Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed’s office. The markers will cost $1.2 million, said Lenwood Sloan, director of cultural and heritage tourism for the state Department of Community and Economic Development/Pennsylvania Tourism Office.

The project is under development. Designs will be completed by Nov. 1., and the markers should be in place by the end of May, Sloan said.

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