Actually the noted traffic problem lies on Rt. 34 east of
Sharpsburg. Here in Burkittsville (two Ts--com'on folks, get it
right) traffic is nonexistent except at "rush" hour. Cats sun
themselves in the middle of the street midday. We get occasional
speeders, but having no cops who's to stop them?
On the other hand, in '93 I was down your way to see Atlanta CW
sites where my g-grandfather fought before shoving off for Macon.
The Athens Historical Society was dedicating a new marker at Laurel
Hill Cemetery and, as we drove south out of Atlanta, a Doraville cop
nailed us for speeding. Seems they have a traffic-ticket cottage
industry going. You have to pay there immediately or the fine
doubles. We had a tight schedule to keep, and so kept going.
Upon returning to MD we also learned that the doubled fine doubles
again after a very short time frame. By the time they were
satisified we had shelled out over $300, all for 5 MPH over the
limit. You can keep cities. Too aggressive for my taste. Nice place
to visit, but...
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, <richard@r...> wrote:
> Ah -- how odd it is for a boy from Atlanta, Ga to hear you guys
> about the TRAFFIC in BURKITSVILLE!!!!!!!!! (With an "eye").
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rawlings, Kevin" <kevin.rawlings@s...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 3:30 PM
> Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam]
> > Tim,
> > Sorry I did not check my spelling. I know Burkittsville is
spelled with an
> > "eye" but my fingers were too fast for my eyes. Sharpsburg is
> > the "born here" versus the "outsiders" of which I am an outsider
> > conflicts I had when I first moved in have settled down since I
> > town for 16 years and recognized as not wanting what is usually
> > what outsiders want (big grocery stores, shooping malls, movie
> > etc...). Now those that wouldn't speak to me now say hello and
> > you do enough time I suspect you gain some measure of acceptance.
> > Interestingly, one gent who was born just outside of town, and
> > recognized historic name in the area was always considered an
> > because he was not born in town. And it always galled him to the
> > life when asked about it.
> > Tim, what is Bovril? And, when did the Living History/Re-
> > cancelled? I tmust have just happened as I was checking their
> > couple of weeks ago.
> > I too like the small town life with the exception of Route 34 is
> > busier traffic wise than the roads through Burkittsville or
> > since it was bypassed by present day Rt 34. But I see changes in
> > coming down the pike literally and figuratively.
> > Burkittsville and the myth of the Blair Witch. Ah, a good myth
> > even when its perpetrated by Hollywood. Sort of like our Slave
> > which really isn't despite the historic marker on it.
> > Kevin
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