Deep Roots: Tree Witnessed History

Deep Roots: Tree Witnessed History

Gettysburg 'Witness' Tree This ancient White Oak tree located just east of the town of Gettysburg looks beautiful with its vast spreading limbs, but it stands as silent witness to  devastating scenes that occurred after the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in July of...

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A Visit To Valley Forge

A Visit To Valley Forge

One of the best preserved sites from the American Revolution is located practically in my backyard at Valley Forge. Much like the Gettysburg battlefield, which is my stomping grounds, the Valley Forge National Historic Park comprises 3,500 acres of picturesque,...

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Caught in the Crossfire: Your sister is dead

Caught in the Crossfire: Your sister is dead

The Fourth of July holiday is a jubilant occasion for Americans as they celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and festivals. But imagine the opening days of July 1863 when the residents of a small, bucolic town in Pennsylvania came face-to-face with devastation,...

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15 FREE things to do in Gettysburg

15 FREE things to do in Gettysburg

Going on vacation can be expensive -- gas and hotels alone add up --and that's not counting museums, souvenirs or the food tab. If you're planning to visit Gettysburg, Pa., you're in luck. The battlefield itself is free (though there are plenty of options for paid...

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Gettysburg: The mother of all battlefields

Gettysburg: The mother of all battlefields

My Hometown Since I live in Gettysburg, driving through the battlefield is pretty much an every day experience. After all, the three-day battle in 1863 pretty much surrounds -- and includes -- the entire town. I attended an event  just north and west of town recently,...

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