A Kansas congressman visits historic Ft. Scott to celebrate legislation designed to preserve it for generations to come.
Congressman Steve Watkins toured the fort Friday afternoon, before presenting park rangers with a copy of House Resolution 1061. That legislation was part of the National Lands Bill President Trump recently signed into law. The resolution allows the National Parks Service to take possession of the Union Block House near the fort. Watkins says along with preserving the past, this is a way of ensuring the tourism the fort brings to Ft. Scott can be built upon in the future. Watkins says preserving the fort for future generations is a way to help them connect with our nation’s history.