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Belle Montgomery

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TANEYTOWN, Md. — It would seem an unthinkable proposal right now, what this small and quaint town in rural Maryland is considering.


Because while the rest of the nation is having a deep reckoning with the statues and monuments of the Civil War, this picture-perfect town is thinking of building a new one.


A big one. One officials hope will attract buses and tourists and bring prosperity to their small town.


Except what they get may be notoriety...
REST OF ARTICLE WITH PIC:https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/welcome-to-possibly-the-only-town-in-america-that-wants-a-new-civil-war-memorial/2019/02/18/18eb69f2-33a9-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html
 

matthew mckeon

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This particular proposal has a "Shelbyville monorail" feel to it. Or is it Professor Harold Hill and his boy's band?
 
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TANEYTOWN, Md. — It would seem an unthinkable proposal right now, what this small and quaint town in rural Maryland is considering.


Because while the rest of the nation is having a deep reckoning with the statues and monuments of the Civil War, this picture-perfect town is thinking of building a new one.


A big one. One officials hope will attract buses and tourists and bring prosperity to their small town.


Except what they get may be notoriety...
REST OF ARTICLE WITH PIC:https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/welcome-to-possibly-the-only-town-in-america-that-wants-a-new-civil-war-memorial/2019/02/18/18eb69f2-33a9-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html
Maryland and Florida wanted to stay neutral at start of war. Bravo
 

JPK Huson 1863

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I'm not sure the Booth thing makes me happy. In fact it doesn't. A war memorial is always important but gee whiz. Isn't that weird? Memorializing someone whose only intrepid action was leaping from a box to the stage and he broke his leg doing that much. North and South, representing soldiers by using Grant and Lee works because Grant and Lee got on horses, left family, comfort, home and jobs to go to war. How Lee did it at his age sure is a testimony to will power. Booth was a coward- shooting an unarmed man in the back was the act of a coward- who whined but didn't serve.

Museum yes, memorial, just no.
 

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