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Gettysburg Gets A Makeover

Kyle Beger, 28, of St. Joseph, Missouri, visits The Angle at the Gettysburg battlefield, June 17, 2015. The site marks the place where Confederate soldiers briefly broke the Union line during Pickett's Charge on the third day of the battle. (Lou Blouin)
Kyle Beger, 28, of St. Joseph, Missouri, visits The Angle at the Gettysburg battlefield, June 17, 2015. The site marks the place where Confederate soldiers briefly broke the Union line during Pickett's Charge on the third day of the battle. (Lou Blouin)

Thousands of visitors will travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, this week to mark the 152nd anniversary of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. They come to stand in the battlefield’s most storied places, like Little Round Top or Devil’s Den, and imagine the battle those landscapes witnessed.

Until recently, that kind of experience could be hard to get at Gettysburg because of how dramatically the landscape was altered in the decades after the battle. But that’s changing. As Lou Blouin of The Allegheny Front in Pittsburgh reports, Gettysburg is getting a makeover.

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  • Lou Blouin, reporter for the radio program The Allegheny Front, based at WESA in Pittsburgh.

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