Media Advisory: News Conference to Announce Preservation Victory at Gettysburg

    GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 18, the
 Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA), the Land Conservancy
 of Adams County (LCAC), and the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) will host
 a news conference at the historic Daniel Lady Farm on the Gettysburg
 Battlefield.
     The purpose of the news conference is to announce a Farm and Ranchland
 Protection Program (FRPP) grant to place a conservation easement on the 145-
 acre farm.  A conservation easement is a legal agreement that permanently
 limits development of the land.
     The news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the Daniel Lady Farm.
 Speaking at the news conference will be State Representative Harry Readshaw,
 CWPT President James Lighthizer, GBPA President Kathi Shue, LCAC Land
 Conservation Coordinator Sidney Kuhn, and other notables.
     The Daniel Lady Farm played an important role in the three-day battle of
 Gettysburg.  The farm was occupied by Southern forces on July 1, 1863, and
 served as a Confederate staging area for the remainder of the battle.  In
 addition, the farm served as a hospital for the wounded of both sides; several
 burials were recorded on the property.
 
     WHAT:   News conference at Gettysburg's Daniel Lady Farm
 
     WHEN:   Friday, November 18, 2005 at 10:30 a.m.
 
     WHO:    State Representative Harry Readshaw, CWPT President James
             Lighthizer, GBPA President Kathi Shue, and LCAC Land Conservation
             Coordinator Sidney Kuhn
 
     WHERE:  Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg, Pa.
 
     GBPA was founded in 1959 as the first public/private partnership to
 protect the Gettysburg battlefield.  Over the years, the all-volunteer GBPA
 has played a continuous role in purchasing endangered battlefield land.
 GBPA's website is located at http://www.gbpa.org.
 
     LCAC is a member-supported nonprofit land trust, comprised nearly entirely
 of volunteers. The mission of LCAC is to permanently preserve the rural lands
 and character of Adams County, Pa.  LCAC's website is located at
 http://www.lcacnet.org.
 
     CWPT is a 75,000-member nonprofit battlefield preservation organization.
 Its mission is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields and
 promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds.  CWPT's website is located at
 http://www.civilwar.org.
 
     CONTACT:  Jim Campi of the Civil War Preservation Trust, +1-202-367-1861,
 ext. 205
 
 

SOURCE Civil War Preservation Trust

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