A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
Shiloh National Military Park has received $2 million for erosion control along the banks of the Tennessee River, thanks to the Interior Appropriations Act signed by President Clinton last November. The park's Dill Branch Ravine, considered its most scenic spot, had become inaccessible by car (see "Shiloh Threatened," May/June 1997). Money to protect the Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark, also damaged by erosion, is included in the bill. "I'm very pleased [the Senate] recognized the severity of the situation and acted to stop the erosion and restore the integrity of this historical area," said Republican Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee.