A Student of History

May 20, 2008

Little Bighorn Visitor Center Plans Spark Opposition

Filed under: Historic Places,Historic Preservation,Wars — John Maass @ 7:38 am

A plan to build an expanded visitor center at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana has sparked heated opposition from historians, two former park superintendents and conservation groups. As recently as last year, the National Park Service itself conceded that the project would have an “adverse impact” on the battlefield but reversed that finding without explanation.  In addition, according to a legal analysis by PEER, the plan appears to be at odds with the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and the Service’s own Management Policies. 

Read more at Civil War Interactive, which has a daily does of news reports related to Civil war history.

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