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Old December 21st, 2009, 11:31 PM   #11

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Can Anyone tell me which is the best historical place in the world....

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:56 AM   #12

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Here is an ongoing problem at the Wilderness battlefield in Virginia. For those unfamiliar with the American Civil War, the Wilderness was the first battle in U.S. Grant's overland campaign in May of 1864. Fought in Spotsylvania County Va, the Wilderness is particularly significant because of the number of nearby battles-Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Spotsylvania Courthouse were all fought in this county. In fact, more Americans were killed in Spotsylvania County than any other American County during the ACW.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:20 AM   #13

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:59 AM   #14
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An impossible question, but

For sheer grandeur: Giza, Great Wall
For grandeur and elegance: Taj Mahal (never had the pleasure ).
For "Look what I found!": Ming terracotta army (I've never been anywhere close to China ).
North American north of Mexico: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde NP
Meso-America: Teotihuacan, Tikal, Copan, Quirigua
Prehistoric: Stonehenge
Personal: "Blueberry Hill"
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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:12 AM   #15

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If you ever visit the city of Rome you will quickly understand the problem of graffiti. It is not "street art." It is vandalism.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #16

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The house pictured is in Rhode Island, and it's where British General Prescott was captured in a daring raid during the American Revolution. It means something to me because my dad's ancestor, William S. Peckham, was a soldier during the Revolution and took part in the raid. It was called "Barton's Raid" after its leader, Lt. Col. William Barton. The Rhode Island Historical Society has fortunately been very diligent about preserving sites that have Revolutionary War significance.

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Old April 27th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #17

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I am glad someone started a post up on Historic Preservation. I think there are a lot of treasures, valuable to local, state and national history which are always in threat of destruction and disappearing.

I think some of the most vulnerable are the old, local cemeteries which, often located in the middle of nowhere, are vulnerable to the "pranks" of teenage kids.

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A few years back in the next town over from where I grew up, a small rural cemetery was vandalized by two kids. In a cemetery with roughly 105 interments, the kids managed to at least knock over every single headstone. Some were broken in half and others almost smashed into oblivion (literally hundreds of small pieces). I was still a teenager in high school when it happened.

One of the notable "residents" of the cemetery was the oldest pensioner from the Revolutionary War, Lemuel Cook, who died at the age of 106 in 1866 in Clarendon, NY. His stone was knocked over and luckily little damage was done to the stone itself.

As of now most of the stones have been repaired/replaced or put back in place. I have been to plenty of cemeteries where stones have suffered obvious vandalism and they have not been repaired. Another cemetery close by to my hometown has small stones with initials in them simply piled up next to a tree because they were removed by people over the years.

I hope posting like this will bring awareness to the constant threat of vandalism and damage to our historic sites throughout the country.

Thanks guys!
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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #18

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ive heard tons of rumors about clossing the washingtons crossing reanactment and, eveny though very few) about new buildings there. idk what. and i dont even wann a KNOW if they're doing something to waterlooo back in england |-(
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Old September 1st, 2010, 11:12 AM   #19

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Gettysburg site for a slots casino sought
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Could Gettysburg be the next location in Pennsylvania to be approved for slot machines? Local businessman Dave LeVan and a group of unidentified investors are seeking a Category III slots license. That category restricts the size of a facility to no more than 500 machines, and limits patronage to hotel guests or pass-holders. The Gaming Control Board rejected a LeVan-backed project in 2006 because of its proximity to the Gettysburg battlefield. This time, investors are looking at the 307-room Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center in Cumberland Township as a possible location. - AP

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Old January 16th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #20

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It seems like people will take whatever chance they get to naively piss all over things that our ancestors have given to us.
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