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Sen. Donovan seeks support for Camp Hale historic designation

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DENVER — State Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Democrat whose district includes Eagle County, presented legislation Tuesday which urges congress to support the designation of Camp Hale as the nation's first National Historic Landscape in order to preserve its rich military history and national environment for future generations.

"Camp Hale was founded to prepare the U.S. Army for what was anticipated to be the hardest fighting of World War II. The 10th Mountain Division is a legendary entity and a unique part of our military history," Donovan said.

"The historic importance of Camp Hale is complimented by its new role as U.S. veterans from across the country have found the natural surroundings of Camp Hale as a healing resource to transition back to civilian life. Camp Hale uniquely intertwines ecological and military history. I am thrilled that all 35 Senators joined me today as a single voice asking Congress to protect a local area we hold so dear."