The Lodges at Gettysburg

685 Camp Gettysburg Rd, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States | 3 star hotel
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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

6

... once an Indian tribe attacked a homestead and captured a 15 year old girl. Afterwards she chose to stay with the tribe, married and spent her life with them. Sounds like a story I'd like to learn more about...

As I do my parkbench concert, about 12-15 people go jogging past. This would be perfectly normal if I were, say, in Switzerland, but in small town Pennsylvania, this is quite a pleasant surprise.
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1818. Approaching Gettysburg

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

12

... down the road the markers begin: such and such regiment or cavalry had a skirmish here... I'm looking forward to really thinking over this whole Civil War thing and how it's portrayed in the history books... but I'm going to save that until I wander around the famous battlefield of Gettysburg...

Finally up over a ridge, and there it is: the climax of this sidetrip of my ...

1817. The Traffic Circle

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

14

... 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 ...

History and more

A travel blog entry by wheresmisty

4

... provide a viewer standing in the middle of the cylinder with a 360° view of the painting. These were pretty popular before the introduction of cinema and movies. The painting was extraordinary. The thing that added to the visual impact was that in the front of the painting was a three dimensional diarama that gave the painting depth and an increased level of realism and detail. It was a dramatic recreation of a famous charge at Gettysburg-Picketts Charge. You walk around and ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 685 Camp Gettysburg Rd, Gettysburg, is near Eisenhower National Historic Site, Land of Little Horses, Gettysburg Civil War Era Dinner Theater, and Boyds Bear Country.
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