Civil War heritage trail in the works

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Officials and historians from seven midstate communities are trying to create a Civil War heritage trail to lure tourists to towns that played a role in the Civil War before the battle of Gettysburg.
The trail, to be completed in time for next year's travel season, will include York, Wrightsville and Hanover as well as Harrisburg, Carlisle, Chambersburg and Gettysburg, all affected when the Army of Northern Virginia entered Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863.

Signs and markers are to be erected to draw people to historic sites, and officials are also planning overnight packages for local hotels and a day-trip itinerary to be posted on the state's tourism website.

Similar trails have already been set up in Maryland and Virginia.

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