The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the five winners of Great American Main Street Awards, towns lauded for their commercial district revitalization efforts. The 2002 winners are: Cedar Falls, Iowa; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Milford, New Hampshire; Okmulgee, Oklahoma; and Staunton, Virginia. The towns were selected by a panel of 10 experts in the fields of community revitalization, economic development, and historic preservation, based on their success in preservation-sensitive commercial district revitalization. The Great American Main Street Awards competition is open to main streets and neighborhood commercial districts in towns and cities of all sizes.
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