Saturday, August 18, 2007

Where past and future intersect

In the field across the road from the Samuel Poffenberger Farm up on the north end of the Battlefield, I encountered this view.

In the background is the majestic black gum tree, considered to be from the time of the battle and the only remaining "witness tree" from the original North Woods. In the foreground stands one of the many new trees planted within the last five years in a long-term effort to, one day, restore the North Woods to its former appearance.

At Antietam things are constantly changing...over the long-haul.

Ranger Mannie

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