- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) - The Nitro City Council has voted to spend $60,000 on a World War I memorial park.

The Charleston Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/21vypq6 ) that the appropriation, approved Tuesday night, will match a federal grant.

Nitro got its name and beginning as a major manufacturing center for gunpowder for World War I. Nitro has statues and a museum paying tribute to its World War I history.

Mayor Dave Casebolt said the park will further honor Nitro’s history and “give all our citizens a sense of place.”

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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