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Over preservationists' protests, huge data-processing center approved next to Manassas NB

Apparently not even Ken Burns could prevent a massive, energy-thirsty data center from being built across from Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia.

Burns, who along with Dayton Duncan in 2009 celebrated the National Park System with their documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, in January 2022 had reached out to the chair of the Prince William County supervisors urging them to oppose allowing the PW Digital Gateway from being built on 2,000 acres next to the battlefield, which was the setting for the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) on July 21, 1861, and the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas) over nearly the same ground during August 28-30, 1862.

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