GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Mon Jan 2 10:23:24 CST 2012


Some of us are slaves to our inner selves.

Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clarence Hollowell" <antietam33 at hotmail.com>
To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>
> you are right Jack and how they put in slavery at every chance they get 
> instead of information about the battle and the men who fought it.
> > From: jlawrence at kc.rr.com
>> To: gettysburg at arthes.com
>> Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 09:38:11 -0600
>> Subject: Re: GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years
>>
>> 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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