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Down Memory Lane at Gettysburg

On February 11, 1895, federal legislation created Gettysburg National Military Park.  Yes, the park was created before there even was a “National Park Service”(created 21 years later in 1916).  In fact one of the reasons I think the Gettysburg battlefield … Continue reading

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Gettysburg – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

First the good: Earlier this month Gettysburg National Military Park was honored when the head of our monument preservation team received a national award for excellence for the care of monuments, cannon, plaques, fences, headstones and signs. All the monuments … Continue reading

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“You don’t go to Gettysburg with a shovel… It’s all about respect.”

Last weekend was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. Being a lover of history, the Titanic disaster has always interested me since I was a young boy. On April 4th, I happened to catch … Continue reading

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