Making good on what it previously said it planned, the Interior Department’s National Park Service has formally announced it has removed Blair Mountain from the National Register of Historic Place.
There’s a brief notice of the move in today’s Federal Register.
Jeff Biggers had this to say about it in his latest Huffington Post commentary:
Blair Mountain Scandal: National Park Service and WV State Historic Preservation Officer See Dead People and Remove Historic Battlefield from Registry: This Friday, Jan. 8th, the Federal Register should post that the historic Blair Mountain Battlefield was removed from the National Register on December 30, 2009, despite the fact that TWO dead people are listed as landowning objectors!
(Note to Sen Robert Byrd: Your office needs to intervene in this outrageous scandal immediately.)