An online journal of Mannie Gentile, a National Park Service interpretive ranger working at our nation's finest National Battlefield: Antietam.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
New developments at Antietam
Things are afoot at your National Park.
Remember the big storm last June? (link and video here)
The flagpole in the National Cemetery was left askew from those intense winds. This coming week a new flagpole will be installed and preparations are underway for the heavy lifting.
Also in the cemetery, work continues on the restoration of the historic rostrum, which is being restored to its former glory. The new timbers are now in place.
Here's some really big news:
Finally, the Three Farms and Bloody Lane trails are now open.
At last! the park is connected by hiking trails from north to south.
Trail markers and maps are in position and just waiting for you.
Come to the park with your hiking boots and a lunch, pick up a trail guide brochure and hike the entire park, its good for your heart you know.
Staying in shape, Just north (and now, south too!) of Sharpsburg,