Heritage Tourism

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  • mcvouty Oct 6, 2010

    I was drawn to the bottom of the ad where it says “The Civil War In Pennsylvania – Where It Was Decided” and grew concerned that this was their million-dollar tourism slogan or something. So I checked out their website (http://www.pacivilwar150.com/) and I’m actually sort of impressed. It’s a nice site. And I don’t see “Where It Was Decided” anywhere on it.

    Not yet, anyway.

    • Kevin Levin Oct 6, 2010

      I couldn’t find this poster anywhere on the website.

  • Larry Cebula Oct 6, 2010

    Can I feed him breakfast and then shoot him? Perhaps while he is pouring a second cup of coffee?

    • Kevin Levin Oct 6, 2010

      I think you can do whatever you want as long as you bring your tourist dollars to Shippensburg.

  • MississippiLawyer Oct 6, 2010

    There’s a wounded Yankee on your front porch.

    Do you shoot him or bayonet him?

  • Marianne Davis Oct 6, 2010

    This is genius, and I agree, Pennsylvania’s site looks terrific. I particularly commend them for including a section on immigrants. I just finished reading all the articles on the section entitled “Blue, Gray and Black: African Americans in the Civil War.” Not a word about African Americans in gray.
    Frankly, if the question on that poster were asked more simply, it would be an excellent starting point for a discussion about the ethics of individual confrontations in a time of war. My great-aunt had German POWs working on her farm in Devon. They stayed in touch until her death, yet she never ceased referring to every other German as a Bloody Hun

  • Woodrowfan Oct 7, 2010

    I’d call the Weekly World News. They love stories like this! “170 Year Old Wounded Soldier Lives” followed by a Batboy story…

  • Dick Stanley Oct 7, 2010

    Once you’ve seen Nancy’s house (or, I suppose, her famous front porch), what else is there to do in Shippensburg?

  • Nat Turner's Son Oct 7, 2010

    Feed him bandage his wounds and send him on his way, I am glad to see the 150 anniversary of the CW getting so much attention seeing the economy is in the tank. It is also nice to see the whole country trying to cash in on it.

    • mcvouty Oct 9, 2010

      Having just returned from Gettysburg, I’m of the opinion that every casino is worth 25 ghost tours. I feel bad for any town that has to rely on a college and tourism for the bulk of their economy, but I think a casino pushed back a few more miles would be less intrusive than people handing out flyers for stupid ghost tours every fifteen feet.

      And dangit, I totally missed out on the excitement Shippensburg clearly has to offer! Why did I waste so much time in Gettysburg?!

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