View from Gettysburg battlefield uncertain for now





Another batch of non-historic trees is being cut down to bring the Gettysburg Battlefield closer to its 1863-appearance.

And the trees on a half-acre parcel south of the West End Guide Station on Route 30 could open the view to another place that could eventually be changing its appearance - the Gettysburg Country Club.

The area, northwest of the borough, saw significant fighting on the first day of the three-day battle. The Park Service also plans on thinning trees along Willoughby Run, where the Union Iron Brigade made its famous stand on the first day of the battle. So will there be trees blocking the view from the battlefield of whatever might come to the country club property?

The answer is yes and no, according to Park Service officials.

"I think it's a little early to say," said park spokeswoman Katie Lawhon....


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