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Nitro Council Approves Expenditure for World War I Park

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The Nitro City Council has voted to spend $60,000 on a World War I memorial park.

The Charleston Gazette reports 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.”