Preservation Group backs Gettysburg Casino

TAGs: Eisenhower Conference Center, gettysburg, Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, Mason-Dixon Resort

Proponents of the Mason-Dixon Resort project to turn the Eisenhower Conference Center into a gambling casino received a huge ally in gaining the support of the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association. Contrary to the sentiments of those opposing the projects, the GBPA, which is the oldest Civil War preservation group in the nation says it “would not support a commercial project that would use or impinge upon the battlefield…In this case, the Eisenhower Conference Center, located well south of the Battlefield and which would be converted into the Mason-Dixon Resort, already exists as a commercial facility and the resort would not go beyond its already existing boundaries.” Additionally the casino would strengthen the local economy which in turn is helpful to the cause of preservation. Basically it boils down to something called logic, something that opponents of this project refuse to employ. Read more.


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