Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chambersburg
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- Continental Breakfast
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Swimming pool
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... for the Union here), then made our way towards the historical district of town.
First stop was the Springhouse Tavern at Dobbin House for a cold draft beer. Built in 1776 by a reverend and his family, the home was built over a spring so they would have an adequate and safe (from the Indians) supply of water. ...
There, the Cyclorama was the big hit with us. A beautifully restored 42-feet high, 375-feet around painting from 1884 depicting the battle at Gettysburg. It came with a nice audio and light show presentation. Amazing! The 15-minute Morgan Freeman-narrated film about the battle that was shown beforehand was also great. In that short time, we learned just about everything ...
... Overall, the work experience here was a positive one--although that was a confusing time in my life, as I discussed in my Scotland, Pennsylvania entry a few months ago. I'm glad I walked back here to pay homage to an important phase in my life.
I wander around the development to see if I can pick out the houses I worked on and remember my experiences and mishaps during my summer as a construction worker...
And with that, I loop on back towards ...
... 10 years ago. Things have gotten much more impersonal. Nowadays you can only apply for jobs by computer--and the computer is programmed to "weed out" undesirable applicants. So you might apply for a hundred jobs, but if you've got some blot on your record, the computer might kick you out every time without an actual human even seeing your application! The same goes for renting an apartment: if you don't meet the standards, all of the rental agencies will turn you down.
... Civil War because the mayor refused to pay 100,000 dollars in gold as a ransom. Chambersburg was the only northern town to have suffered such fate. And as in many towns in this part of the country, you'll find many things that suggest that that conflict if far from forgotten. In fact, on the south side of the fountain, is the statue of a Civil War Union soldier... standing... waiting to see if those Southern rebels dare invade again.
The Founding of Chambersburg