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Kennesaw National Battlefield reopens

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With the government shutdown now over, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield reopened on Thursday.

"I want to say, President Obama, I want you to keep your word and work with the Republicans," said Pamela Barott, who continued to visit the park when it was officially shut down. "This could have all been avoided."

Chief Park Ranger Anthony Winegar said he was glad the park reopened so visitors and his staff could return.

"When you write that first mortgage check and there's not a paycheck coming in behind it to back it up, it's a different feeling," said Winegar.

Benita Duling, the park's education coordinator, said she was glad to be back on the job.

"I have a mortgage and insurance payments, so the money was going to be missed if this went on much, much longer," said Duling as she led visitors on a tour of the museum.

Park goers said they were thrilled they could again visit the battlefield.

"To me, this is God's mountain and man can't close it," said Sylvia Hawkins.

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