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June 26, 2017
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anything different? Not so very long ago, a controlled burn took place at Little
Round Top, eradicating unwanted vegetation and giving visitors a better view of
this iconic battleground. Visible monume...

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June 23, 2017
Fountain of Youth This
isn’t just an amusing sign. Barring some unforeseen circumstance, you’ll
definitely see these beautiful birds if you come to the Fountain of Youth, and
seeing them is much more exciting than you might imagine. This
sign is located nea...

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June 21, 2017
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This blog published Mondays and Wednesdays ** Sandwiched
between Chambersburg Pike/Route 30 and the Edward McPherson farm, these two
3-inch Ordnance Rifles and their accompanying marker help to tell the story of
the first day’s battle. The barrel of the ...

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June 19, 2017
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This blog published Mondays and Wednesdays ** 25
years of visiting Gettysburg and this was the first time I ever visited “the”
Angle. This solitary tree marks the spot where the stone walls meet. There’s a wonderful view of the
Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble ...

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June 16, 2017
Castillo de San Marcos To
give you a little insight into the life of a history buff, when I saw that this center room in the Castillo was open for the first time since I began visiting in 2001, I got way too
excited. From left to right are the “Indian Room”...

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June 14, 2017
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is the “real” “Devil’s den”, a former spring (I’m not sure if it still flows)
hidden within the ancient, gargantuan boulders. Cool as this is, it’s also very
sad to see graffiti scrawled on the inner bou...

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June 12, 2017
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have to do a little climbing if you want to visit the 99 TH Pennsylvania monument on Houck’s Ridge, but it’s definitely worth it . . . not
only to see the monument itself, but also to enjoy the scenery. T...

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June 09, 2017
St. George Street     This
place right here is a shopper’s paradise. It’s also a history lover’s
dreamland, as there are many historical homes both original and recreated. And you can’t go wrong with using palm trees to frame photos. No matter
the weather (...

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June 02, 2017
Castillo de San Marcos This
is the west wall, with a view of Bastion San Pablo. After this bastion
was completed in the early 1680s, engineers noticed that it was actually a
few feet lower than the rest of the gun deck. It was at its proper height by
1686. ...

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May 31, 2017
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Penny For Hero General
Longstreet’s equestrian statue in Pitzer Woods is quite a unique creation (this
can be interpreted in a positive or negative way depending on your opinion of
the statue) and as such, ...
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