- Mar 16, 2016
President Trump signs bill that makes 2 SC historic sites national parks
By Emily Williams [email protected]
Mar 12, 2019 Updated Mar 12, 2019
Two South Carolina historic sites became national parks on Tuesday after President Trump signed a Congressional lands bill into law.
The new law establishes Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park in the Charleston area and the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park in Beaufort. Both had been designated as national monuments and were already managed by the National Park Service.
The U.S. Senate overwhelming passed the bill — which includes other National Park Service designations, protects more than a million acres of wilderness and reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund — on Feb. 12. The bill then passed the U.S. House of Representatives handily late last month before it went to the president.
Full article can be found here - https://www.postandcourier.com/business/president-trump-signs-bill-that-makes-sc-historic-sites-national/article_4206fe50-44d9-11e9-a0fc-e71c18649efb.html
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