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150 years of tourism follow Pennsylvania bloodbath

Preservation of the battlefield itself has been a key

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Bert Dunkerly, park ranger, stands at the equestrian statue of George Washington in Capitol Square. On April 2, 1863, women gathered at the statue to begin the Bread Riot, which was the largest civil disturbance in the South during the Civil War. Dunkerly will lead tours following the path of the rioters as part of Civil War and Emancipation Day on April 6, 2013.

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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 12:00 am

GETTYSBURG, Pa. With four hamburger patties, lettuce, tomato and bacon mashed between three layers of grilled cheese on Texas toast and served with a side of chili-cheese fries, the Pickett’s Charge Challenge at the Blue and Gray Bar and Grill is a heart attack on a plate.

“A sandwich as large as the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia combined,” the menu description of the $25, 7-pound creation reads. “Do you have what it takes to finish it? Or will this be your ‘high-water mark?’ ”

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