Legislation introduced to expand Casa Grande Ruins NMon

COOLIDGE — A visit to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument may include a hike and a drive if legislation introduced last week passes Congress.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., announced Friday in Coolidge that a bill she is sponsoring would expand the historic site by 415 acres south of the Gila River, allowing archeological research and restoration of mounds in plots near the current monument.

She said the most important aspect of the bill is the money that could flow into the area through increased tourism.

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