GDG- 1863 vs. 1963: Cyclorama
mayapple at embarqmail.com
Tue Jan 3 00:42:21 CST 2012
As a Gettysburg resident, I must point out that the town's foundation is
more than a hundred years older than the battle. The church congregation I
belong to was started in 1740. Many other things, organizations, etc. also
predate the battle substantially.
Yes, there are layers upon layers, and they go back before Europeans came
here. The battle was our most significant event, but not the beginning.
As a purist, I would like to see the entire battlefield area the way it was
in July 1863. Is that going to happen? No! Why not, because the history of
Gettysburg has become layer upon layer of history - built on the foundation
of the July 1-3, 1863 site itself.
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