Who Killed Local History?

The Legion Ville Story

Opposition to Legion Ville

A careful and clear-eyed review of the Legion Ville preservation effort shows that it faced many oppositional and aggravating factors, ranging from attacks upon the site’s national historical significance, a lack of federal agency support for national status, a presidential veto, inadequate funding, and an interesting–but unsubstantiated–notion that some proponents of the Ft. McIntosh Historical Site in nearby Beaver worked against Legion Ville’s national preservation movement. 

But ultimately, Legion Ville’s preservation effort collapsed–by any real measure–the movement failed.

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Aggravating Factors