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Gettysburg in 1971 on 16mm film

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Dom71, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Dom71

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    Saw this on youtube and thought it was interesting. Note how heavily wooded LRT is. sorry if this was already posted I searched before I did.

     

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    Thanks for posting.
     
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    I remember when it looked like that! Thank you! Notice how the driver turned left from the sign and drove by with the Angle on the right? That was the beginning of the driving tour then;it started at the visitors center and the Angle was the first stop. Some of the first reenactors I ever saw were those park service rangers. (BTW, he's carrying a reproduction 1863 Remington contract rifle, the original almost certainly couldn't have been carried at Gettysburg. But they were the first reproduction long arm and very common in the 1970s.)
     
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    It's funny i thought it looked different at the angle. It also looked like the iron fence around the copse of trees isn't there
     
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    Little kid climbing on a cannon.....sumthin' I probably would've done. Bet you can't do that today!
     
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  7. Dom71

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    I think that is ok to do still. You cant climb up by General Warren that I know
     
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    This was on the DVD of Gettysburg (1993) as a special feature. Always did enjoy seeing what the battlefield looked like back in the day.
     
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    Thanks for posting this interesting video. It was done a long time ago. Lots of vegetation of all types.
     
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    You weren't supposed to climb on Warren's rock then either. There's a bronze sign bolted to the rock forbidding it. When I was 3 years old, I climbed on a cannon on LRT, shook my fist to the west and yelled "we'll get you, you bloody Redcoats!" The Ranger laughed till he cried.
     
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    Yet no foul. The 1863 contract is largely (can I say "bigly"?) the same as the pattern it's based on, an 1855 Harpers Ferry, which could well have been at Gettysburg.

    Anyway, thanks to the NPS for doing such an outstanding job for all these years. I wonder if the young man is yet in NPS service as an older man. History tends to be a lifelong affliction.
     
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    VERY NICE! Thank You!
     

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