Heritage Tourism October 6, 2010 10 comments 10 comments… add one mcvouty October 6, 2010, 4:19 pm 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. Reply Kevin Levin October 6, 2010, 4:32 pm I couldn’t find this poster anywhere on the website. Reply Larry Cebula October 6, 2010, 4:37 pm Can I feed him breakfast and then shoot him? Perhaps while he is pouring a second cup of coffee? Reply Kevin Levin October 6, 2010, 4:41 pm I think you can do whatever you want as long as you bring your tourist dollars to Shippensburg. Reply MississippiLawyer October 6, 2010, 7:03 pm There’s a wounded Yankee on your front porch. Do you shoot him or bayonet him? Reply Marianne Davis October 6, 2010, 7:06 pm 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 Reply Woodrowfan October 7, 2010, 4:34 am I’d call the Weekly World News. They love stories like this! “170 Year Old Wounded Soldier Lives” followed by a Batboy story… Reply Dick Stanley October 7, 2010, 6:03 am Once you’ve seen Nancy’s house (or, I suppose, her famous front porch), what else is there to do in Shippensburg? Reply Nat Turner's Son October 7, 2010, 10:06 am 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. Reply mcvouty October 9, 2010, 6:04 am 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?! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.