|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 4 Jun 2012 07:27:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PRESERVATION, REUSE: Vancouver Barracks (WA) added to National Historic Site|
Barracks that served as an Army post became part of the Fort
Vancouver National Historic Site during a Memorial Day ceremony
By Amanda Waldroup Oregonian June 1, 2012,The transition from U.S. Army reserve post to part of a national historic site will take time, but it will be worth the effort. Officials say having the east and south Vancouver Barracks become part of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site significantly enhances the educational and cultural opportunities the park offers to the public.
The Barracks, a 33-acre site with 28 buildings on it, officially became part of the national historic site during a solemn and formal Memorial Day ceremony. For many, the transfer was bittersweet.
Closing the Barracks as an Army post has been long in the making. A 2005 amended version of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 ordered the closure of the barracks. But they were designated as a historical site, along with Fort Vancouver, by federal legislation way back in 1961.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2012/06/ barracks_that_served_as_an_arm.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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