Nonprofit Steps Closer to Protecting Historic Route

Martin, Sandra Olivetti
December 2005
Planning;Dec2005, Vol. 71 Issue 11, p52
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the non-profit organization, Journey Through Hallowed Ground's campaign aimed at designating U.S. Route 15's 175-mile run from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Monticello, Virginia a National Scenic ByWay and its environs as a National Heritage Area. The area has earned a place on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Most Endangered list for 2005. In September 2005, Maryland's Catoctin Mountain Highway was included in country's 125 Scenic Byways. Businesses and tourism organizations along the Maryland Journey can apply for federal grants to enhance heritage tourism opportunities. In Virginia, a stretch of the road received $1 million in funding from the transportation reauthorization, SAFETEA-LU, to begin to develop a corridor management plan. The National Heritage Area designation that preservationists are seeking comes from Congress and is administered by the Park Service.


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