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Charles and Virginia Clark

Charles ClarkCharles and Virginia Clark recently donated $50,000 for exterior exhibits at Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site in Pleasanton. Clark's great-great grandfather, William Henry Clark, was a Civil War veteran from Illinois who moved to Kansas after the war. The Mine Creek visitor center features exhibits on the October 25, 1864, Civil War battle and is open seasonally. Visitors can also walk the 3.5 mile nature trail.

The Clarks want to extend opportunities for visitors who travel to the site when it is closed. "We know there will be a peak of interest during the Civil War sesquicentennial," Clark said. "We hope by making this contribution that we can encourage others to help preserve history."

Clark serves on the Kansas Historical Foundation's executive committee and the board of Freedom's Frontier. The Mine Creek Battlefield exterior exhibits were completed in 2012.