A History Buff’s Quest

I link a lot to stories like this, because I’m both touched and proud of the people behind them. ┬áThe Internet has made projects like this easy to undertake, but there are few who actually undertake them. ┬áKudos to Ms. Greenhagen for her civic enthusiasm and contributions.

Today, Greenhagen is compiling photos and information on every Civil War monument in the state for a website.”I guess you could say I was inspired by Gettysburg,” she said.She is asking for help from people throughout the state to check their hometowns — cemeteries, village greens, parks — to see if there is a monument there; if there is, she asks them to obtain information about it and take a photo. She will put the photos and information on the website.

via A monumental task: History buff is on a quest to chronicle all of New Yorks Civil War memorials | syracuse.com.

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