Gettysburg map may be auctioneda "or destroyed

May 27, 2012 Full story: The Lebanon Daily News 10

Officials say they plan to try to auction off a large electric battlefield map at Gettysburg that for decades helped visitors understand the crucial Civil War battle, but they may be forced to destroy it.

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Since: Mar 11

Bethesda, MD

#1 May 27, 2012
Ok the electric map is old, but so am I. Some people donít like it. That is fine they donít have to visit it. But there are many, including myself who think it is possibly the easiest way to understand the troop movements and the flow of the battle.

If the NPS doesnít want it, I am sure they can find another home for it. Or are they worried that people may visit the electric map and not visit the Visitor Center, if they let someone else have it?

Maybe a bit of competition would be good for them.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#2 Jun 1, 2012
I know how to vote wrote:
Ok the electric map is old, but so am I. Some people donít like it. That is fine they donít have to visit it. But there are many, including myself who think it is possibly the easiest way to understand the troop movements and the flow of the battle.
If the NPS doesnít want it, I am sure they can find another home for it. Or are they worried that people may visit the electric map and not visit the Visitor Center, if they let someone else have it?
Maybe a bit of competition would be good for them.
OMG!! Yo...I know how to vote..AM SURE YA DO..DUDE!! Sell it to whom?? Your local neighbor, a tourist shop's window front or how about at the local sports bar?? Competition...this piece of metal...has asbestos in it?? WHO THE FREAK would want it lying about..if so?? I think the Visitor Center offers a bit more that just viewing an ancient artifact of troops storming about the battlefield. There is wayyyy tooo much attention being place on this item. It's day of glory is through..NOW how about we discuss a new business venture that will subsidize sales taxes the whole year through..that all ages could enjoy?? ROCK ON!
LA Dream Team

Hollywood, FL

#3 Jun 2, 2012
How about selling salted and pan-seared horse apples to toothless local men?

Get a liquor license and call it a Bar and Restaurant?

Dress up some loudmouth in Civil War garb and have him drone on about 150 year old things that nobody cares about?

Drive past Gettysburg and go somewhere worthwhile for a day trip, like Philadelphia, where they have way more historical attractions and they have casinos. Something Gettysburg will never have because it is a jerkwater town.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#4 Jun 2, 2012
LA Dream Team wrote:
How about selling salted and pan-seared horse apples to toothless local men?
Get a liquor license and call it a Bar and Restaurant?
Dress up some loudmouth in Civil War garb and have him drone on about 150 year old things that nobody cares about?
Drive past Gettysburg and go somewhere worthwhile for a day trip, like Philadelphia, where they have way more historical attractions and they have casinos. Something Gettysburg will never have because it is a jerkwater town.
Ya know, You have a point..BUT I sense THAT Gettysburg wants to remain a "jerkwater" town, as YOU have stated. The reason behind it, I believe is to draw NEW residents. By doing so, the town will have added additional property taxes. Whereas, a new business may close, due to the slow economy, thus leaving the city. A new homeowner chose to reside in Gettysburg to raise their family..they ain't going anywhere. So, focusing on this battlefield map may be a big deal to the older folks, since they grew up with it. But, to the younger crowd this map is junk. Auction it off, somebody would love to have it, I'm sure.
Colorado Chick

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jun 2, 2012
And I just crapped in my pants

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#6 Jun 2, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
And I just crapped in my pants
Quit stalking me...IMPOSTER!!
Pink Eye

Milford, PA

#7 Jun 2, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text>Quit stalking me...IMPOSTER!!
the imposter is creepy :o)
Colorado Chick

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jun 2, 2012
Pink Eye wrote:
<quoted text>the imposter is creepy :o)
No.......... What's creepy is you liking the feeling of crapping in your pants Pink Eye !!!!!!!!! Crap On !!
Pink Eye

Milford, PA

#9 Jun 3, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text>
No.......... What's creepy is you liking the feeling of crapping in your pants Pink Eye !!!!!!!!! Crap On !!
THE IMPOSTER
Pink Eye

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jun 4, 2012
I crapped on the map

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