Like Reddy sez
"Remember kiddies, Power ain't often pretty!"
Brian over at Behind Antietam on the Web makes note of the threat to the Antietam battlefield landscape by a proposed communications tower. The backers of the tower claim it will be an unobtrusive "stealth tower" designed to blend in with the surroundings.
Yeah, unobtrusive if you were a set designer for "Land of the Giants" back in the 1960s
"Honey look at the freak alien tree! Where are the kids? Run!, run for the car!"
Certainly this will mar the landscape of the valley.
Which currently looks like this:
Lappans Road, on the way to Antietam Creek
Our thirst for power has a long history of screwing up the landscape. Somewhere, way back in the misty past, ugly became acceptable.
Craig Warren down in the comments mentions this short by cartoonist R. Crumb "A Short History of America" which pretty well says it all.
I hope the tower doesn't get built, I also hope that a proposed new route for high tension power lines isn't brought through the valley.
Let's keep each other posted.