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Travel Blogs from Gettysburg
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms
Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...
8 hrs, 15 kms
I still have a little more Gettysburg stuff to see as I head out of town... but I think I'm done rambling on that topic. One plaque that does catch my attention is a about the 50th year anniversary, when 44,000 Union troops and 8,000 Confederate troops got together for a big "family reunion" for old times sake.
I guess it's nice to finish this on a positive note.
... had sudden "changes of heart" going from being pro-segregation to anti-segregation... gently pressuring society to follow along... and America was able to peacefully transition into a new era.
That's a "Non-War" that I can get excited about. That whole miraculous (albeit imperfect) transformation that that took place is one of the proudest moments of our countries history.
Or let's go to another country. What about the time when the elite Russian troops were ...
... It has a humble borough building, with a sign showing it's open just a few hours a week, with the phone number for who you can call if you need a service during off hours. Looks like a much more efficient system then having an army of bureaucrats sitting around 5 days a week.
Do a little loop, enjoy a peaceful Parkbench session in the park, then head on towards Gettysburg. A ...
... underground passageway in the square of Gettysburg they would use..."
Definitely counts as an "Interesting Encounter" of the day...
After taking a couple pictures of the beautiful Victorian style houses, and turn of the century style shops around the circle, I head on down the road, stopping to check out an antique store complete with an Amish buggy... and continue on down the ...