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Thursday, February 11, 2010

San Jacinto Battleground Designated Endangered

From KUHF:  San Jacinto Battlefield Named an Endangered Historic Site

February 5, 2010  by: Melissa Galvez

For the first time, the non profit group Preservation Texas has placed the San Jacinto Battlegrounds

on their Most Endangered Historic Places list. The group says that the LaPorte battle field needs a

comprehensive plan to keep it from falling prey to the 21st century. Melissa Galvez has the story.
"Every time you give an inch to a building, you are losing an inch of the battlefield."

That's Jan DeVault, President of the Friends of the San Jacinto Battlefield.  Her organization

is working with Preservation Texas to raise awareness of the need for better planning around

the historic site.  They're concerned about development encroaching on the battlefield, as well

as pollution from nearby industry.  DeVault says the group does not oppose building in the area,

but wants to preserve the 19th century character of the landscape."

Hear the fuller segment at 


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