National Historic Trail in Frankford

I hate these political announcements, they never put one out when they vote to raise your taxes but here we go anyway:

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March 25, 2009

Schwartz Supports Land Bill Creating

National Historic Trail in Philadelphia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Schwartz voted today for a new law establishing a National Historic Trail that will pass through Northeast Philadelphia via Frankford Avenue. The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail will mark the 600-mile route taken by the armies of George Washington and Count Rochambeau followed in 1781 to arrive in Yorktown, VA to fight the battle that ended the Revolutionary War.

“The designation of the Washington-Rochambeau route as a National Historic Trail recognizes one of the many important contributions that Philadelphia made to achieving independence,” U.S. Rep. Schwartz said. “It serves as an important reminder of the sacrifices and efforts that our ancestors made for our country and to advance democracy.”

As a one of only 15 co-sponsors of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Designation Act (H.R. 328), U.S. Rep. Schwartz supported the inclusion this trail designation as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The bill designates the route, which has been under consideration since 2000, as a National Historic Trail, maps the route, and gives administrative authority to the Secretary of the Interior. The bill has already passed the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and is now being sent to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

For more information about the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, including maps of its path through Philadelphia, please consult:

1 Comment on "National Historic Trail in Frankford"

  1. crazymommy | March 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    This has been in the works for years I thought it would never happen. I can imagine alot of possible benefits from this.

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