Civil War trail worth millions to local economy

A Civil War trail brought $35 million to the local economy in 2007, according to a study released Monday.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, which runs from Virginia to Pennsylvania, includes two focus points in Frederick County: Monocacy National Battlefield and Catoctin Mountain Park.

“Attracting 7 million visitors in 2007, the 10 national parks within the National Heritage Area served as a sturdy tax base, job provider and income generator for their communities,” according to an independent report by Michigan State University.

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