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The Gettysburg Experience
magazine, a publication exploring the Gettysburg of yesterday and today. We offer an array of interesting articles – most of which have a direct relation to historic Gettysburg from the Colonial era through the turn of the 21st century, often with an emphasis on the famous battle that occurredin the summer of 1863.

The Gettysburg Experience also offers a comprehensive Events Calendar (for those who want to know what special happenings to attend when they visit – any time of the year), delicious recipes, Gettysburg trivia, profiles of people and area businesses.

Having served the Gettysburg area since 1997, The Gettysburg Experience now extends our magazine to a wider circulation of readers, offering a glimpse into one of America’s most fascinating towns.

This Month's Headlines:

Editor's Letter
After the winter we've endured in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, we are more than ready for the arrival of spring! After the bitterly cold and snowy season, we at The Gettysburg Experience are pleased to bring you another issue of historic articles, old-fashioned recipes, and our newly updated Calendar of Events for your information and enjoyment.
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Some Old Pennsylvania Superstitions
In 1915, the Reverend Edwin Fogel, PhD, a minister and professor in Allentown, Pennsylvania published a book, entitled Beliefs and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans. Since Gettysburg boasted a considerable population with German background, the book was well received in the area.
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A Gettysburg Love Story
With many remembrances now unfolding at the centennial of the First World War, many stories have been chronicled of wounded men and attentive nurses in the burgeoning hospitals during war time. Often these bedridden combatants and their caregivers began to feel an abiding affection for each other, and marriage was not uncommon if the soldier survived his wound and the conflict.
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Dave and Jane's Crab House Celebrates 20 Years
Though Pennsylvania may have been the only one of the 13 original colonies not to have direct access to the Atlantic, Pennsylvanians nevertheless love their seafood. That may be one reason why Dave & Jane's Crab House, located at 2989 Tract Road in Fairfield, has enjoyed two decades of successful business.
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A Gettysburg Historian Remembers
When President Eisenhower left his Gettysburg farm to the American people, his widow, Mamie, was to continue to live there until her death. When she passed away on November 1, 1979, the Presidential home became the Eisenhower National Historic Site.

Carol Hegeman, one of the early female park rangers at Gettysburg, remembers hearing the ambulance dispatch one September day in 1979, alerting the National Park Service that Mamie had suffered a stroke and was being taken to Walter Reed Medical Center. "We knew then that the time was coming," she said.
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"March 1865: It Is Too Late"
TAs February turned to March in early 1865, the war doggedly continued as the South hung resolutely on, hoping a miracle would rescue them from the otherwise certain outcome of losing the war. The Union forces seemed onrushing like the floodwaters of spring, and the men in gray and butternut, weakened from hunger and cold, were hopelessly outnumbered.
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The Roads Less Traveled
During the First World War, airplanes and automobiles were quickly put to use in the conflict. Back in Gettysburg, the Lincoln Highway was just being built and only a few stretches were covered in cement.
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