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Gettysburg park shutdown plan goes into effect
« on: October 05, 2013, 10:23:12 AM »
As late as Monday night, Gettysburg Battlefield management assistant Katie Lawhon said officials were hopeful the federal government would avert a shutdown. But the park had a plan in place, just in case.

But Congress failed to avert the first federal shutdown in 17 years, and the plan was put into effect this morning.

The Gettysburg National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site, David Wills House and the Soldiers' National Cemetery are closed, as are park roads that do not serve as throughways.

Those open roads include Millerstown and Wheatfield roads as well as the route consisting of North Reynolds Avenue to Doubleday Avenue to Robinson Avenue to allow for resident access. Seminary Ridge Avenue and West Confederate Avenue to the McMillan House will remain open for resident access. The rest of West Confederate Avenue and all other park roads will be closed.

While licensed battlefield guides would still be permitted to conduct tours, they may not use federally owned property.

They may drive on county and state roads through the park such as Business 15 and Route 97 and Mummasburg Road, but no stopping or parking will be permitted along National Park Service property," Lawhon said last night.

She added that visitors will be informed before beginning their tours that due to the shutdown, they will not experience a standard tour. If visitors cancel their tour in advance, they will be refunded


and the guide will not be paid. If visitors express dissatisfaction after their altered tour experience, Lawhon wrote, the Gettysburg Foundation will refund their money.
Since it is operated by the Gettysburg Foundation, the park's museum and visitor center will remain open.

But there will be no park rangers to answer their questions, as they are among the roughly 75 permanent full-time employees furloughed. Lawhon said 10 permanent full-time employees designated "essential employees," - eight of them law enforcement and two of them maintenance workers - would report to work.

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_24212941/gettysburg-park-shutdown-plan-goes-into-effect

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Re: Gettysburg park shutdown plan goes into effect
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 03:07:17 PM »
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They may drive on county and state roads through the park such as Business 15 and Route 97 and Mummasburg Road, but no stopping or parking will be permitted along National Park Service property," Lawhon said last night.
Oops, my car just stopped. Don't know what happened.
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Re: Gettysburg park shutdown plan goes into effect
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 03:26:10 PM »
Close it.  Burn it down and build a mall.  In the real world, who cares?  No one I know can fly the Northern Virginia Battle Flag without being run out of town.  Get rid of every remembrance of the Confederacy.  Yes,  do it.

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Re: Gettysburg park shutdown plan goes into effect
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 03:35:08 PM »
Oops, my car just stopped. Don't know what happened.

Just lift the hood, leave the car,  and see the sights.....       :patriot:
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Re: Gettysburg park shutdown plan goes into effect
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 03:36:20 PM »
Close it.  Burn it down and build a mall.  In the real world, who cares?  No one I know can fly the Northern Virginia Battle Flag without being run out of town.  Get rid of every remembrance of the Confederacy.  Yes,  do it.

There are a lot of Confederate soldiers who died at Gettysburg.

It's hallowed ground, no matter what side you take regarding the war.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 03:40:36 PM »
There are a lot of Confederate soldiers who died at Gettysburg.

It's hallowed ground, no matter what side you take regarding the war.

Thanks so much for the information.

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Re: Gettysburg park shutdown plan goes into effect
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 05:27:15 PM »
Thanks so much for the information.

Sarcasm?  Derision?  (Hard to read.  Correct me if I mistook your words for something you didn't intend).

So as clarification, if we are misunderstanding each other....

What I said was not intended to 'inform' but rather to offer an opinion (mine) as to how Americans from all parts of the country should revere the memory of those who lost their lives at Gettysburg.

That's why Obama's closing it should offend everyone, no matter who we are, or whether we call the war "Civil" or of "Northern Aggression."
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 06:15:48 PM »
Gettysburg isn't shut down to rid us of any remembrance of the Confederacy. It's simply because B. Hussein Obama hates us and hates this nation.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013, 06:33:44 PM »
Gettysburg isn't shut down to rid us of any remembrance of the Confederacy. It's simply because B. Hussein Obama hates us and hates this nation.

Exactly.
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Re: Gettysburg park shutdown plan goes into effect
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 09:32:24 PM »
Wow! Though the author meant it as an insult, I take it as a compliment. What vivid imaginations the liberals have. And, it's all in their imaginations, nothing real, or even coming close to being realistic. We have met evil, up close and personal, and the fools live among us. Our work is cut out for us, and I pray that I see an American comeback before I die. My dad said the same thing, but he passed away. He hated what Obama was doing, but at least he didn't see the past two years of raw vengeance against the American people.


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