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Civil War battle site in Oklahoma named national historic landmark

Honey Springs battlefield in eastern Oklahoma, where Indians fought on both sides in the Civil War, is among 13 new landmarks announced Monday by U.S. Interior secretary.
by Chris Casteel Modified: March 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm •  Published: March 12, 2013
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Nominations for national historic landmarks are made by the National Park System Advisory Board to the Interior secretary. If designated, property ownership remains intact, and the site receives a designation letter, a plaque and technical preservation advice.

“These national historic landmark designations span more than two centuries of our country's history, from 17th-century architecture to a Civil War battlefield to a 19th century-Kentucky whiskey distillery that continued to operate through the Prohibition era,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday.

“Today's designations include significant sites that help tell the story of America and the contributions that all people from all walks of life have made as we strive for a more perfect union.”

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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