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Fifty veterans rally in support of Gettysburg casino

The decision as to which of four locations will get a coveted Pennsylvania state gambling license is still at least six weeks away but the one proposed for Gettysburg continues to be hotly debated. This week, a group of about 50 veterans rallied in Harrisburg to show their support for the Gettysburg location.

The Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center, about a half mile south of the Gettysburg National Military Park, is the proposed site for a 600-slot machine casino. Its location so close to the national park has galvanized the Civil War Preservation Trust and others to vigorously oppose a casino there. Tom Barnes of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has written a story about the Harrisburg rally.

By Linda Wheeler  | October 19, 2010; 4:04 PM ET
Categories:  Battlefields, News  
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