Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg? 10/13

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Time for the next version of Where is it Wednesday!

While @MRB1863 has been posting rocks to stump you, I thought I’d go a little different natural route this week. So . . .

What is this, and where is it located on the battlefield? Be specific!

Good luck, and I’ll reveal the answer and the winner on Saturday.

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Time for the next version of Where is it Wednesday!

While @MRB1863 has been posting rocks to stump you, I thought I’d go a little different natural route this week. So . . .

What is this, and where is it located on the battlefield? Be specific!

Good luck, and I’ll reveal the answer and the winner on Saturday.

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Osage Orange hedgerow at the Worthington Farm, Monocacy National Battlefield
Source: https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/mono-osage-orange-plant-story.htm
 

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Never heard of Osage Oranges but they look a bit like breadfruit.
They're also known in this region as bois d'arc (pronounced bodark) trees which translates as bow-wood because they were supposedly favored by Indian tribesmen for the manufacture of that important item. They are notoriously known for the hardness of their wood which is known to dull and even break saw blades!
 

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Is it over on Wainwright Avenue near Menchey's Spring? Once, I came within milliseconds of getting hit on the head by, if not one of those fruit, then something that looked a lot like it while walking under the trees there. It fell right in front of my face and hit the top of my foot while I was taking a step.
 

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That's why this weekly thread feature is always titled Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg?
This isn’t an excuse, I prefer to call it my confusion as it being my first time participating. @pamc153PA had stepped in for the usual moderator and when she said she was taking a different route I just took it and ran with it lol. But as my grandfather used to tell me, ” if your explaining your losing “. 🤪
 

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They're also known in this region as bois d'arc (pronounced bodark) trees which translates as bow-wood because they were supposedly favored by Indian tribesmen for the manufacture of that important item. They are notoriously known for the hardness of their wood which is known to dull and even break saw blades!
That is what they are called down here. Wood is good for various carving and wood-working projects.
 

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Once, I came within milliseconds of getting hit on the head by, if not one of those fruit, then something that looked a lot like it while walking under the trees there.
During our CWT Muster at Antietam, the walnuts were dropping like crazy and there are a lot of walnut trees in that area. They leave greasy stains on the the road.

Black walnut nuts
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This isn’t an excuse, I prefer to call it my confusion as it being my first time participating. @pamc153PA had stepped in for the usual moderator and when she said she was taking a different route I just took it and ran with it lol. But as my grandfather used to tell me, ” if your explaining your losing “. 🤪

They keep trying to make it harder, and I think it's hard enough already, so don't give them any ideas! 😁
 

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This isn’t an excuse, I prefer to call it my confusion as it being my first time participating. @pamc153PA had stepped in for the usual moderator and when she said she was taking a different route I just took it and ran with it lol. But as my grandfather used to tell me, ” if your explaining your losing “. 🤪
@JFW22, I’m glad you “ran with it” and participated! Don’t worry about any confusion! But don’t assume I was feeling the need to explain anything—my partner in these threads, @MRB1863, had been using rocks as his mystery pics, and I switched it up this week to something other than rocks. If I am more wordy than my partner, it’s just me, not an explanation, although sometimes there are clues in what I say. 🙂

As far as difficulty, I think this one is a 6 out of 10. I want to stump people, but mostly, it’s a chance to learn some things about the battlefield and share what some of us know with others. I’m seeing that with this thread. I can do harder, but harder doesn’t always accomplish what I’m hoping it will for learning, and of course, the “thrill of the hunt.” Thanks again for giving it a go!

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During our CWT Muster at Antietam, the walnuts were dropping like crazy and there are a lot of walnut trees in that area. They leave greasy stains on the the road.

Black walnut nuts
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Yes, they are falling on the Gettysburg battlefield, too! Last week when I was there, I dodged a few, but my car got hit by one so hard on the roof that it left a dent! Dangerous time of the year! 😂
 
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