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... Gettysburg was another private museum that had lots of cool stuff. Not all was related to the civil war, they had several displays about the world wars, various presidents, and people. There were artifacts from Hitler's Eagle's Nest that were interesting.
We snapped a few pictures, they don't really show the vastness of the displays. They had Marilyn Monroe's white lacy Bra. Off course had to get a snap of that. For the ones interested, 36C. ...
... Indian young people brought here to Carlisle. I look at the tombs, sure enough, you see names like "Abe Lincoln son of Antelope Cheyenne" a vivid image of how white culture was imposed on these students. But my question is: why a cemetery at a school? It seems very odd that so many young people should die--while in school! Later I ask a lady at the historical society about this. She explains "When these young people were brought here, many didn't have ...
... come to walk their dog.
"She's going through a rough time" the grandfather tells me "could she come listen to your music?" I readily agree.
After playing a song I ask if she's ever tried to play the guitar.
"I tried once but it didn't work out"
Maybe playing music might even be more helpful than listening to music to get her through whatever she's struggling with... so we do a quick impromtu lesson. I teach her a couple of chords and ...
... open fire on the protesters, who were struggling to keep the country from going back to Communism... and the soldiers actually decided to use their brains and NOT fire on their own people? These are the types of soldiers that should have a bigazz monument built in their honor.
And so my Gettysburg tour comes to an end... on a positive note. I'm not proud of our Civil War. But I am proud of the fact that we've only had one in our 238 year history. I guess that's better ...
... I duck into a dollar store a just grab a few snacks instead.
Heading back up north, I have one last spot to visit: Chambersburg's main park. Nothing really special about it--just some ball fields and a swimming pool, but I figure it should be part of my tour of the town.
And today, even though it's a cold day, the park seems to be packed with people, all carrying lawn chairs and heading down to the fields.
Is there another festival going on today?