GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years

George Connell georgeconnell at me.com
Mon Jan 2 10:38:25 CST 2012


Should be a lot more Rebel monuments on the battlefield. To paraphrase Pickett, I think the Confederates had something to do with it. 

Regards,

George

On Jan 2, 2012, at 11:25 AM, Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com> wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 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
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>> 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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