GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years

Peter Skillman pskillman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 09:43:22 CST 2012


Jack,

I'm unfamiliar.  To which "Mississippi thing" are you referring?

 - Pete S.

On Jan 2, 2012, at 10:38 AM, Jack Lawrence wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I lked the view from the National tower. I did not like the waypoliticians allegedl manipulated the NPS and had their own guy installed as Superintendant so that they could get the tower put in.
> Nor do I like the way that they decitfully manipulated the deal so that the promised NPDS share of tower was limited to the part that lost money.
> 
> But what I really find repugnant is the way they payed loud music during funerals at the National Cemetary.
> 
> Politicians aways have their way with the park, look at the Mississippi thing.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jack
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Skillman" <pskillman at gmail.com>
> To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 7:52 AM
> Subject: Re: GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years
> 
> 
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> There was also an observation tower on Big Round Top - the foundations for it are still there, if I recall correctly.
>> 
>> Not to mention the lovely "National Tower"!  Everyone LOVED that one!
>> 
>> - Pete
>> 
>> On Dec 30, 2011, at 4:19 PM, Nancy Householder wrote:
>> 
>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>> Here is a short list of some of the changes made to the battlefield thru the years:
>>> 
>>> At one time there were 5 observation towers.  Beside the current ones on Oak Ridge, Culps Hill, and
>>> 
>>> West Confederate Ave, there was also one on East Cemetery Hill, and on Cemetery Ridge, near where
>>> the Cyclorama building is still today.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> There was a trolley that ran thru the fields and out to LRT.
>>> Out at LRT there was a sort of amusement park with a carosel, and picnic pavilion and refreashment stand.
>>> There was a railroad that ran through the park, too.
>>> 
>>> The fence around the Soldier's National Cemetery, that came from Layfayette Park, in DC, across from the
>>> 
>>> White House, was first put up in Gettysburg on East Cemetery Hill.
>>> 
>>> On the field of PPT charge, besides Camp Colt, was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930's and
>>> then was turned into a POW camp for German POW's during WWII.
>>> 
>>> There was a Stuckey's Pecan Shoppe and Souvenir Stand, and gas station at the intersection of the Emittsburg Rd
>>> and the Millerstown Rd.
>>> 
>>> How about the Peace Light Inn and tourist court out on the field in front of the Peace Light Memorial?
>>> 
>>> I've also seen pictures of a Refreashment Stand and Souvenir shoppe on Oak Ridge.
>>> 
>>> Anyone remember a place called Fantasyland in the 1960's?  I'm not sure where it was located, but I do remember going there
>>> 
>>> as a child.
>>> 
>>> Nancy Householder
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