- May 2 7:45 AMHi Richard,
Local historical site terminology is exhaustively long and
habitually confusing, so I mercifully resort to abbreviation. "CG"
stands for Crampton's Gap, "SMSB" is short form for South Mountain
State Battlefield per House Bill 1183, 2000 Regular Session of the
Maryland General Assembly.
One can also use SM for the northern battlefield, also TG and FG for
its respective gaps. Making matters worse, I've resorted to the
abbreviation "GGSBP" concerning the Gathland name change
("Crampton's Gap State Battlefield Park"). Clear as mud, right? It's
a complicated mountain.
All this is spelled out with lots of maps in my next book coming out
next month--which isn't a sales pitch. Libraries will have it soon
enough. Borrow it. Ed Bearss wrote the foreword.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, <richard@r...> wrote:
> Tim --
> For those of us who don't live "up yonder," help me out here...
> What is CG and SMSB?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "tjrhys62" <tjreesecg@e...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 9:28 AM
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Gathland
> > Paula,
> > Rather than lay it all out again here let me direct your
> > to the Legislation page of the Crampton's Gap website at
> > http://home.earthlink.net/~tjreesecg/id6.html.
> > The fictional term "Gathland" has been the bane of CG since the
> > opened in '58. For many years innumerable visitors have asked me
> > it isn't named for the battlefield it embraces. I've been
> > that end on their behalf.
> > Unfortunately SMSB advocates see this as a threat, both
> > and budgetarily, in their view potentially drawing off funding
> > has yet to appear, keeping in mind that SMSB was cobbled
> > four years ago by usurping a CG initiative.
> > If what you read there makes sense, please fell free to use Del.
> > Weldon's email address to voice your views. The same goes for
> > perplexed by this parade of special-interest nonsense.
> > Tim
> > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, 128thpa@c... wrote:
> > > <<I hear anything from Delegate Rick Weldon regarding the
> > > captal improvements plan, or re-naming of Gathland State Park,
> > >
> > > Tim:
> > >
> > > What is going on with Gathland? Why will it be renamed?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Paula
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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