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Johnnywiffer
02-29-2008, 08:57 AM
...and haven't done it, you MUST see Gettysburg. But be prepared to spend the day if you do the driving tour of the battlefield. I did the cassette tour but there are several other ones, including hiring a human guide (if you're really into the history of the place!)

There are jillions of monuments and cannons and other historical things and if you really want to get the flavor of the place, you gotta do it slowly. I watched the movie "Gettysburg" again, the nite before, to get some idea of the history of the place.

Didja know that in addition to the PEOPLE killed, there were over 30,000 mules and horses dead? Where do you bury THEM? Didja know that initially, the burial detail refused to bury the Confederate dead? If nothing else, imagine the SMELL!

I could go on and on but again, if you haven't seen it and you have the time, you MUST see it.

John

JRoberts
02-29-2008, 11:40 AM
Yea, once the armies left the summer heat left the whole area very putrid. It has been a long time since I visited Gettysburg. I may do it again in September. Your idea of reading up on it first is a good idea. Many of the guides are great and very knowledgeable but some are not. Get a good history book by a well known (read that as "not a fly-by-night author with an ax to grind!") historian. There are many out there. Maps of the battlefield are also available. Besides your Stude bring your hiking shoes!

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JRoberts
02-29-2008, 11:40 AM
Yea, once the armies left the summer heat left the whole area very putrid. It has been a long time since I visited Gettysburg. I may do it again in September. Your idea of reading up on it first is a good idea. Many of the guides are great and very knowledgeable but some are not. Get a good history book by a well known (read that as "not a fly-by-night author with an ax to grind!") historian. There are many out there. Maps of the battlefield are also available. Besides your Stude bring your hiking shoes!

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JBOYLE
02-29-2008, 12:03 PM
We did the cassette tour and really enjoyed it.

We were driving the west side of the battlefield in the early morning and there was a low fog/haze. A bunch or reenactors were there in full uniform leaning up against a split rail fence.

As we came around the bend they looked like ghosts.

Cue Rod Serling....

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
02-29-2008, 12:03 PM
We did the cassette tour and really enjoyed it.

We were driving the west side of the battlefield in the early morning and there was a low fog/haze. A bunch or reenactors were there in full uniform leaning up against a split rail fence.

As we came around the bend they looked like ghosts.

Cue Rod Serling....

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

raprice
02-29-2008, 04:44 PM
We did the cassette tour many years ago and it was great.
I'm a history fan and Gettysburg is a major part, like it or not, of our country's history. A lot of good stuff in Pennsylvania.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
02-29-2008, 04:44 PM
We did the cassette tour many years ago and it was great.
I'm a history fan and Gettysburg is a major part, like it or not, of our country's history. A lot of good stuff in Pennsylvania.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Swifster
02-29-2008, 06:17 PM
I was there in '86. I'm thankful I was able to see the area from the tower before it was torn down a few years ago. It's a few humbling place when you know what happened and where.

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Swifster
02-29-2008, 06:17 PM
I was there in '86. I'm thankful I was able to see the area from the tower before it was torn down a few years ago. It's a few humbling place when you know what happened and where.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

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Gary1953
02-29-2008, 06:28 PM
I drove through Gettysburg late Wednesday night and drove around the battlefield and made a couple of stops. I am looking forward to working in PA this summer. I will have to drive between Chambersburg and Lancaster several times. I will be stopping in Gettysburg each time.
great place to visit.

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Gary1953
02-29-2008, 06:28 PM
I drove through Gettysburg late Wednesday night and drove around the battlefield and made a couple of stops. I am looking forward to working in PA this summer. I will have to drive between Chambersburg and Lancaster several times. I will be stopping in Gettysburg each time.
great place to visit.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Avantidon
02-29-2008, 07:28 PM
But the real QUESTION IS did you stop at "HALLOWED GROUND" an pay homage to the roots of the company that we all love and admire? if not see me tomorrow in York and I'll give you very simple directions to the site.

Avantidon
02-29-2008, 07:28 PM
But the real QUESTION IS did you stop at "HALLOWED GROUND" an pay homage to the roots of the company that we all love and admire? if not see me tomorrow in York and I'll give you very simple directions to the site.