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A Gift to America: The Story of the Gettysburg Foundation by David F. Remington

 

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Wordrunner Press, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-941066-22-5
254 pages, 7.0 x 10.0 inches
$18.00, paperback; $35.00, hardback

Approximately thirty years ago, conditions at Gettysburg National Military Park disgraced the nation and dishonored soldiers who fought there in 1863. In 1994, the National Park Service assigned a new Park Superintendent to Gettysburg with instructions to ?x whatever was wrong atGettysburg, but without providing funding that would enable him to ful?ll his mission. Undaunted, he traveled the country conveying a stern, stark message: “Gettysburg is broke; the Park Service is broke; and somebody has to help us.”Within a few years, utilizing previously untried methods, he found the help he needed. Herein lies the story of the Gettysburg Foundation: the rehabilitation of the Gettysburg National Military Park and its return to the forefront of the nation’s historic national parks.

Available at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center