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Federal land use restrictions would span four states

A Virginia congressman announced plans Monday to preserve a nearly 200-mile, history-rich corridor that stretches along U.S. Route 15 from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate in Virginia to Gettysburg, Pa. The proposed four-state National Heritage Area, known as the “Journey Through Hallowed Ground,” includes 13 national parks, 47 historic districts and dozens of historic downtowns that played roles in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

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Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.