GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Mon Jan 2 10:25:02 CST 2012


Trent Lott's 11 Mississippi.

Regads,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Skillman" <pskillman at gmail.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 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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