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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2006 06:24 am
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Location: Oradell, New Jersey USA
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I may live 2 states away, but Gettysburg IS a National Park. No, they aren't building this directly on park land (although the whole area could be considered to be related to the battle), but it is only 1 mile from East Cavalry Battlefield AND from the sound of it, will have a negative impact on historic tourism in the area. ie. more traffic, more noise, less available hotel rooms, etc. 

If they want to take their casino somewhere else, all the power to them. I'm against anything that has a large, negative effect on the historic experience of the town. There's only one Gettysburg.

For me, it's not enough just to protect the ground that ran blood. Parks need SOME buffer from modern intrusions. Cell phone towers can be intrusions. Something like the Gettysburg Tower, whether it was on hallowed ground or not, had a negative impact on the park experience.

If there's anything I can do to prevent this, whether I live there or not, I will help. A National Park is for ALL of us.



All well and good, but this is not being built on National Park Land.  Your argument is much the same as many others, as it is already assumed it will be a negative.  How do you know that? 

Chances of this thing being built is very iffy, and to me the money used for preservation of battlefields to combat a casino on non-historical ground is wrong.

Regards from the Garden State,

Steve Basic

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