GDG- Changes in Gettysburg Battlefield thru the years

Andy Mills amills at jplcreative.com
Wed Jan 4 09:58:56 CST 2012


Thanks Peter.  I look forward to going through this article.  

Thanks,

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Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Andy,

GettysburgDaily has an article about the Peace Light Inn with some good pictures to orient you:

http://www.gettysburgdaily.com/?p=10162

It looks to me like it was to the southwest of where the Peace Light is, along the road on top of McPherson's ridge.

 - Pete S.


On Jan 4, 2012, at 8:24 AM, Andy Mills wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Nancy:
> 
> I thank you for so much information and must apologize for only now being able to respond as I am just getting back from the holidays.  There is a lot of items you list that are new to me.  Some of them are obvious and others a bit more obscure.
> 
> As such:  I hope you don't mind a few follow-up questions.  
> 
> I think it is obvious the "Peace Light Inn" was by the Peace Light Memorial, but would you be able to give its location, as well as a definition of "Tourist Court?"
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com 
> [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com] On Behalf Of Nancy Householder
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 4:19 PM
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> Subject: GDG- Changes in Gettyburg Battlefield thru the years
> 
> 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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