Public weighs in on Battle of Camden park

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The long process for deciding whether the Battle of Camden Site and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site are worthy of becoming a National Park Service unit took a step forward with public meetings on Wednesday.

About 75 people packed the afternoon meeting room at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, and a second meeting was planned in the evening.

The enthusiastic turnout in favor of the proposal prompted Tom Thomas, who is coordinating the Battle of Camden Special Resource Study, to say he feels confident Camden will meet one of the criteria — local public support.

The historical importance of the sites, their distinction from other park service sites and the feasibility of creating a park are among the important questions the study still has to answer....

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