New Report Cites Huge Economic Potential of Local Civil War Battlefield

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   August 20, 2001
Contact:   Randall Rasmussen, National Parks Conservation Association, 505-247-1221


New Report Cites Huge Economic Potential of Local Civil War Battlefield

Glorieta, N.Mex. - What: The National Parks Conservation Association will release an economic study of Glorieta National Battlefield that justifies New Mexico Road 50 being rerouted and the park opened to the public.

The National Park Service will release a new brochure describing the Civil War in New Mexico.

When: Thursday, August 23, 2001, 10:30 a.m., rain or shine

Where: Glorieta National Battlefield/Pigeon's Ranch unit
I-25 northeast from Santa Fe; exit at Glorieta; east on Road 50 toward Pecos about 1 mile to Pigeon's Ranch historic building. Park in pull-off and along road shoulder.

Inclement weather location: Kozlowski's Trading Post, Pecos National Historical Park
I-25 northeast from Santa Fe; exit at Rowe; north on Road 63 toward Pecos about 4.5 miles. Kozlowski's is a pink building/ranch complex on east side of Road 63 south of the entrance to the park's visitor center.

Who: Dave Simon, regional director, National Parks Conservation Association
Frank Ward, Ph.D. economist, New Mexico State University
Duane Alire, superintendent, Pecos National Historical Park
Representatives of historic preservation groups, Civil War enthusiasts, and local businesses

Visuals: Civil War Battlefield with period building
Dramatic evidence of traffic impacts on the park
Historic photographs of the battlefield at Glorieta
Visual simulations of the restored battlefield
Charts and graphs showing potential economic benefits of park tourism

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