Zinke floats possibility of NMon proclamation for Civil War site in Kentucky

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggested to President Donald Trump last month that Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County could be made into a national monument, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.

If that happened, Camp Nelson would be the first national monument in Kentucky. The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorized the President to declare by public proclamation landmarks, structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest situated on lands owned or controlled by the government to be national monuments.

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