Country Inn & Suites Carlisle

1529 Commerce Avenue, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 17015, United States | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Carlisle

1820. Apple Capital

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 312
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 ...

1819. The White Squaw

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... there's yet another section of the military park, with another row of monuments to the various regiments and units... some get a simple pillar, others a towering obelisk... Then finally the "Eternal Peace Flame", dedicated by President Roosevelt, ironically just a few years before World War II broke out...

And finally, I'm done. No more Civil War stuff. Just a long stretch of country road. I'm ...

Post-visit: The Civil Wars that didn't Happen

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

87

... a plaque that reads that the people of Gettysburg didn't want black people (even those fighting for their country) to be buried in their "white" cemetery so the set aside this plot of land for the black soldiers.

This is a cold reminder that, no, people in the north were not at all ready for an integrated society where people of all races were treated equally. This idea that somehow the northerners were fighting and dying heroically so that blacks could achieve equality ...

1818. Approaching Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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Day 310
7 hrs, 17 kms
Day totals: 13 hrs, 27 kms

Notice: the dates have been changed to keep my hike segments in geographic order

After New Oxford, I follow famous Route 30 for a little ways, but I'm quite glad to get away from it--too much traffic. Instead I take "Ox Bon" road which meanders through the countryside, towards my next town, Bonneauville. A ...

1817. The Traffic Circle

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... can meet and and interact... but not America. Sure we have Main Streets where supposedly people can meet while walking down the sidewalk, but rarely a peaceful public place to sit down right in the middle of town. I miss that.

Nobody joins me for my parkbench concert in the circle, so I head into a cafe on the circle. I like the coffeehouse scene here in the US... you see ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 1529 Commerce Avenue, Carlisle, is near U.S. Military History Institute and Carlisle Barracks.
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