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A place of history

A former Marine station in Ewa is recommended for designation as a national historic site

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 11, 2014

~~<p>After years of criticism from preservation agencies, the Navy is recommending that 81 acres of the old Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, a key battle site on Dec. 7, 1941, be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.</p>
<p>That move and another step -- preservationists received a federal American Battlefield Protection Program grant for Ewa Field -- have the potential to lead to the creation of a new historic attraction on Oahu -- and throw a monkey wrench into big development plans.</p>
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After years of criticism from preservation agencies, the Navy is recommending that 81 acres of the old Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, a key battle site on Dec. 7, 1941, be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

That move and another step -- preservationists received a federal American Battlefield Protection Program grant for Ewa Field -- have the potential to lead to the creation of a new historic attraction on Oahu -- and throw a monkey wrench into big development plans. Login for more...



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