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Fort Detrick leaders seek lessons from Harpers Ferry

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By Megan Eckstein, Frederick News Post, March 24, 2011 Step back in time 150 years, and Harpers Ferry was the equivalent of today’s Fort Detrick. Instead of housing pivotal biodefense assets, it housed a major federal arsenal. The town centered on government workers and the contractors and ancillary businesses that followed. The town was strategically located between two major transportation routes — the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. Fort Detrick, by comparison, is between I-270 and I-70. But a series of historic decisions caused Harpers Ferry to die out as a town and as a relevant government campus. Facing a wave…

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Civil War Tourism Just Got Easier

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Civil War tourism just got easierOriginally published September 15, 2010 By Karen Gardner News-Post Staff  SHARPSBURG — A public-private partnership formed on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War is aimed at bringing some of the 1.5 million annual visitors to Antietam National Battlefield to Civil War sites in Frederick County.Civil War historical attractions don’t start and stop with the area’s battlefields. As the region gets ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the battles of South Mountain, Antietam and Monocacy starting in 2012, the new Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit…

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