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Restoring Stimulating Pennsylvania History?

February 9, 2009

Valley Forge, PA - It's been said that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, and some national stimulus money could be the key to protecting important parts of Pennsylvania's history while putting people to work. Historians at Valley Forge National Park are hoping for nearly a million dollars to restore historic structures that are badly in need of repair.

Tom Hill of the National Parks Conservation Association says these treasures must be protected.

"Buildings at Valley Forge need to be shored up, if you will. These are historic buildings. If they're lost, they're lost forever."

The buildings in need of repair at Valley Forge were used to train General Washington's troops during the harsh winter of 1777-78. Hill says this type of maintenance work has already been put off for years in the National Parks.

Those opposed to the plan say it will drive up deficits and take too long to implement, but Hill says the need is great.

"Some of the roads and bridges are even dangerous. You know, these are things that people use every day."

Hill says the stimulus plan offers the nation a chance to accomplish two very important goals at the same time.

"There's an opportunity to put people to work doing things that we know need to be done, and some of those things are in the National Parks."

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Glen Gardner, Public News Service - PA