Civil War battlefields in national parks under fire from encroaching developers

How many Wal-Mart Super Centers does it take to ruin a Civil War battlefield?

Just one, according to a coalition of local, regional state and national preservation groups in Orange County, Va., who are working to prevent the discount mega-giant from building a 138,000-square-foot store less than a quarter-mile from Wilderness National Battlefield.  While Wal-Mart is not attempting to build on land officially preserved by the National Park Service, its planned super center would indeed be within the historic boundaries of the battle.

Click here to read the whole story then come back and comment on it.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.