GDG- NPS & slavery segway to Farnsworth

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at
Mon Jan 2 21:41:09 CST 2012


The Cemetary is in Bobby Lee's front yard, after all.....

Over 2,000 unknowns are buried right outside his front door.

There are a a quarter million stories IN the cemetary, but we are talking 
about the story OF the Cemetary.

BTW, I am glad someone knows how many are buried in the Cemetary, because 
the folks at the cemetary sure do not know.


Did Elon Farnsworth have the right idea, even if the execution was weak and 

----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- NPS & slavery

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> So over 1/4 million people buried in Arlington and the big  story is about
> slavery?
> Give me a break.
> Your  Most Obedient Servant,
> Peter
> In a message dated 1/2/2012 8:49:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> stueypark at writes:
> Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
> If Gettysburg shouldn't have information about  slavery we might want to
> get all that pesky context out of other National  Parks too. Who goes to
> Independence Hall to learn about taxation? who goes to  Fort McHenry to 
> learn
> about impressment? Who goes to Fort Sumter to learn  about secession?
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