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Battle Looms over Gettysburg Casino Plan
by Eric Niiler

Eric Niiler, NPR
Dean Shultz, amateur historian and preservationist, is upset that developers plan a casino so close to East Cavalry Battlefield. His family settled in Gettysburg in 1847.

Geoffrey Gaudreault, NPR
The proposed site of the Gettysburg Gaming Resort and Spa is less than a mile from East Cavalry Battlefield.

Morning Edition, June 28, 2005 · Developers want to build a casino just outside of a Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg. But many local residents and Civil War buffs say their town and nearby battlefield is the wrong place for gambling.

Developers want to build the 3,000-slot-machine Gettysburg Gaming Resort and Spa less than a mile away from East Cavalry Battlefield, where Confederate Gen. Jeb Stuart was defeated by George Custer, then a young Union officer, in 1863.

Backers of the project, who include a local business owner and six other investors, say it will create 800 new fulltime jobs and pump millions of dollars into the local economy. But critics say the project threatens to bring traffic problems and could bring problems like prostitution and crime to the region.

Preservationists already call U.S. Route 15, which runs from Gettysburg, Penn., to Monticello, Va., one of the most threatened historic roads in the country.

I can't believe that anybody would think of doing something like this.
This is hollowed ground. The want to develop 43 acres. This is unacceptable. It is unacceptable on or by any battlefield in this country. Too many good men died on both sides, for it to be marred by something that could be built anywhere else. This is stuff that really ticks me off.
 

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This is a major load of B.S. !!! Gettysburg is a big part of the U.S.A.'s history and i can't believe people would want to whore it out for a casino!
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Snafu518 said:
This is hollowed ground.
Im w/ dummy (dang it, wheres the "up" carrot! :laughing: )

Yeah, that really pisses me off too!!

Snaf........ Whak 'em! :hammering:
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No it's not, and it is time to take it back. Enough is enough.
I have stood atop little round top looking over the battlefield and just about broke down. My eyes have seen the wheat field and Seminary ridge. The blood that was spilled there must never be forgotten or disgraced. The same with any other battlefield, North or South.
 

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:withstupid:

I love to visit the spot where Col. Chamberlain w/ the 20th Maine did their "fish hook" maneuver that saved the battle--if not the war.

Have you ever climbed on the rocks in Devils Den..... That is pretty wicked awesome too :thumbsup:

Snaf, Im tellin ya...... Throw a punch fer 'ol "Stouffie" (darn you HW! :hammering: ) too!!!!
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...and no I not taking her on, I'm not that stupid.
You are very smart on that one...

But I meant all them money luvin ****'s that want to build there!!!
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Yes I have been on the rocks in devils den...and no I not taking her on, I'm not that stupid.
Oh come on, y'all aren't afraid of little ol' me, are you... Stouffie?

This whole casino thing is ri-damn-diculous. I would think that as a historic site and cemetery, they wouldn't be able to even get the zoning to do that. I want to look into this more now.
 

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I know that was your quote, I just didn't want Stouffie to feel he was left out. You know how sensitive he can be...

I like being on the same side too. :thumbsup:
 

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Quackcephus said:
http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm

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We have family letters, widow pention papers, artifical limb vouchers from the Civil War in the family archives. I had family memebers that saw service from Georgia & Mississippi.
I would love to see that stuff. It just facinates me.
 

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That is a damn shame if it happens. I went to college at Gettysburg. I know the place inside and out, units, commanders, and rank and file soldiers. That anyone from Gettysburg, or anywhere for that matter, who would consider this for even a moment is in my mind a criminal.
 

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That isn't right,a casino near such an historic site is a desecration. :pissed:
Whats next,a marina next to the Arizona Memorial.

Someone needs to remember why we have these national monuments,and its not so they can be used as an attraction for visitors to blow there kids inheritance.
 
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