Description: In this video, part of a symposium, former Park Service employee Mike Tazar talks about designating areas of the Transcontinental Railroad route as National Monuments or National Historic Sites. He discusses how such a designation opens door to funding and grants that can benefit the site. Tazar also stresses the importance of collaborating with as many agencies as possible to generate more funding and codify those partnerships in legislation.
Coverage (place): California
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Theme: Railroad and Labor / Government, Policy, and Activism
Subject: Transcontinental Railroad, National Historic Landmark Designation, Summit Tunnel
Date: 9 May 2019