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Congressman Bonner Stopped Closing Canal for One Year


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A threat to close the Dismal Swamp Canal has been temporarily stopped by the actions of Congressman Herbert Bonner of the First District from North Carolina. When an appropriations bills on inland waterways was considered, an agreement was reached to allow the canal to continue operation for the next year. Bonner argued that closing the canal would put areas in Virginia and North Carolina at fire risk due to draining of the lakes and locks.
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30912