MONROE, Mich. (AP) – Officials in Monroe County are pursuing the creation of a national Gen. George Armstrong Custer museum and monument.
The Monroe Evening News reports the Monroe County Board of Commissioners agreed this week on pursuing a national museum, as well as a proposal to put a tax to support the Monroe County Historical Museum before voters in August.
William Braunlich, president of the Monroe County Historical Society, says the plans are “highly complementary.” His organization wants to combine the current George Armstrong Custer collection with National Park Service efforts for a museum and monument.
The tax could fund the Monroe County Historical Commission, which runs the county museum.
Custer grew up and attended school in Monroe. A successful and decorated officer of the Civil War, he met his end at the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana at age 36.
Information from: The Monroe Evening News, http://www.monroenews.com
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