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Fort Larned making economic impact on area

Fort Larned National Historic Site saw more than 30,000 visitors in 2010, a new study shows.

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Officials at Fort Larned National Historic Site west of Larned announced Tuesday a new National Park Service report that shows 29,423 visitors spent $1,598,000 in area communities and at Fort Larned in 2010. This spending supported 28 jobs in the local area.
The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value. “Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas’s first National Park, is happy to be part of the attractions that brings visitors and tourism dollars to Kansas and particularly the Larned area,” said Superintendent Kevin McMurry.
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