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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2007 06:31 pm
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David White wrote:

It is good news but it is disturbing that it seems the fact the land had a Civil War connection was not a determining factor in saving it by a narrow vote, rather it was traffic concerns.David, increased traffic is far easier to measure than historic value.  So perhaps the Charles Town council members chose the traffic issue as a means of saving the historic site, but in such a way that they could say "Hey, we're trying to save the place from being overrun by sprawl, pollution, etc."  Taxpaying voters can understand that explanation.

I think we both agree with indy that a win's a win.


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