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The Second Battle Of Gettysburg

<p>A casino proposal shoots the Civil War battlefield to the top of the list of Pennsylvania's endangered historic places.</p>
November 29, 2006, 1pm PST | Deborah Myerson
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A new casino with $200 million slots abutting a Civil War battlefield couldn't be more inappropriate, according to Preservation Pennsylvania. The battlefield is No. 1 on the statewide preservation group's list of most endangered historic sites. Opponents of the casino assert that its presence would deface the historic landscape of the national military park that attracts 2 million visitors each year. Casino advocates point out that it will simply build on other recent developments nearby, which include a new hotel, convention center and movie theater complex called Gateway Gettysburg and a Wal-Mart.

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Published on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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