Gettysburg park bill dies in Senate

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An omnibus lands bill that would have expanded the boundaries of Gettysburg National Military Park died last week after it met Republican opposition in the U.S. Senate.

The bill would have added to the park the 151-year-old Gettysburg train station where President Abraham Lincoln arrived to dedicate the national cemetery.

It also would have expanded the park's boundaries to include 45 acres of donated land in Cumberland Township.

The 1,003-page bill included a host of other land-and-recreation measures, such as transferring to the Park Service the Valles Caldera ranch in New Mexico, and establishing a national monument in Waco, Texas, where the fossilized remains of 22 mammoths were unearthed....

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