Jack was a military history buff and nature photographer who took thousands of photos of the Gettysburg battlefield, including a small group of uncanny ones. He took the best photos with film cameras. I still have the original film prints with the dates and names of the camera stores or drugstores on the back. I wrote Haunted Ground because I thought other people would enjoy it and as a small tribute to Jack.
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Gettysburg is getting a facelift. Steinwehr Avenue, where visitors like to shop and eat, has new brick sidewalks and crosswalks, new trees along the sidewalks, and new benches. The highway workers also repaved the street. They are still working on other areas in the town, which can tie up traffic, but the results will be worth it. Gettysburg is a great place for a weekend visit if you haven't been before. It's hot, though. The battlefield opens at 6:00 a.m., so take water and plan to be out early.
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This week I discovered LibraryThing, a wonderful website about books, designed especially for readers. Be sure to check it out.