Area's claim as Civil War birthplace could get boost

By Mark Boyle · June 17, 2009 · Comment on this

Eastern Kansas and western Missouri’s claim as the birthplace of the Civil War is expected to receive a boost. The board for the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area will finalize a key document on Thursday that will allow a 41-county region along the Kansas-Missouri border to apply for up to $10 million in federal funding over the next 15 years.

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