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Revitalizing History: Little Round Top’s Transformation at Gettysburg

Little Round Top, located within the Gettysburg National Military Park, has been closed for renovations since July 2022 due to the deterioration of infrastructure from extensive visitor use. The renovation includes a new trail system aimed at enhancing accessibility, safety, and preservation.

The improvements feature both concrete and stabilized aggregate trails, with concrete trails designed for full accessibility, including increased accessible parking spaces from two to four. The aggregate trails, intended to blend with the native environment, address erosion issues by formalizing previously unofficial “social trails.”

Additionally, the project has reconstructed defensive breastworks as historical education elements. The renovation aims for a balance between visitor access and resource protection, with completion hoped for in late spring, although the exact timeline remains uncertain.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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