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Brown v. Board visits bring in $886K

March 2, 2012

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TOPEKA — A new report shows the nearly 18,000 people who visited the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in 2010 spent $886,000 at the Topeka attraction and the surrounding area.

The site is dedicated to telling the story of the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned segregated education.

The National Park Service estimates that the spending supported 14 jobs. Fifty-two percent of the spending and jobs are related to lodging and dining. Another 29 percent of the spending was on retail, 10 percent was for entertainment and amusements, 7 percent was for gas and transportation and 2 percent for groceries.

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Getaroom 2 years, 11 months ago

The only way Brownbackward can take any backdoor credit for this, is that he did not close it and remove their operating budget to funnel resources back to his Corporate handlers. See what is possible when you don't call something the Arts or Education, in flat earth Kansas!

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