Casino proposal brings another battle in Gettysburg

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Opposition is mounting to plans for a casino near one of the country's best known historical sites, Gettysburg National Military Park.

The park preserves most of the Gettysburg battlefield where the Union and Confederacy clashed in the summer of 1863 in a pivotal civil war battle.

"It was a turning point in the nation to end slavery," says Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. "To put a gambling casino there would be wrong."

Adams County, Pa. businessman David LeVan, owner of Battlefield Harley Davidson, wants to convert the Eisenhower Inn and Conference Center into a casino with gaming tables and slots. The hotel is along Emmitsburg Road, very close to the former president's farm and a half mile from the battlefield....

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