Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gettysburg Casino Backed

A proposal to build a new casino near the Gettysburg battlefield has picked up support from a historic preservation association that aims to protect the battlefield from development.
Last week, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association announced its support for the proposal to turn an existing conference center into a casino with 600 slot machines and 50 gaming tables near the historic Civil War site.

The proposed Mason-Dixon Resort & Casino is competing with three other applicants for Pennsylvania’s final resort casino license. The state Gaming Control Board will hold a hearing on the proposal on Aug. 31.

Sacred ground.

1 comment:

Fiddlin' Bill said...

Good thing it's not a mosque. Ackkkk! Hopefully the authorities will move the establishment down the road far enough that the experience of Gettysburg won't be jarred. I was appalled when they decided to cut down the trees to make the battlefield more "as it was." That was a rediculous literalism that needn't have been inflicted on a place with fundamental spiritual significance.