Re: The Battle of Franklin, and how those who live there have no clue. :(
- Sorry on re-reading I screwed up my facts--- in 1980 85% of the
people living in Franklin werer born in Franklin in 2000 that number
had changed to 15%.
I apologize but I been fighting a darn head cold that makes it hard
to keep my mind on what I am trying to do and say.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "aot1952" <aot1952@y...> wrote:
> Good to hear from you old buddy!
> You and I have discussed the Franklin situation on other forums
> like you I am disturbed by the attitude that is displayed in the
> article that somehow CW preservation and 21st American desirable
> urban community are thought by some to be inconsistent. As I have
> indicated in some of our prior discussions much of the problem in
> Franklin I think can be traced to the demographic change over the
> last two decades, the % of people living in Franklin that were
> in Franklin has changed dramatically (from like 15% in 1980 to 85%
> in 2000) and it seems that the new comers simply do not think
> that 'it is THEIR history'.
> I maybe too sensitive, but I felt the one of the clear
> of the article was that somehow Civil War history is a SOUTHERN
> thing. Why did the writer say Shiloh is a "a must-see if you're a
> Southerner"? I wonder if the writer is even aware the Southerners
> lost at Shiloh? Why such a spot is not a must see for a
> I have no idea. Why Shiloh is not a must see for any American I
> guess I just do not get.
> While it seems that we may never be able to convince some of our
> fellow citizens that our national heritage belongs to all of us I
> do think this notion that somehow Civil War history interest and
> preservation is a uniquely Southern thing is a very dangerous one.
> To be honest I have no idea how us Civil War nut cases can combat
> this seemingly growing notion.
> P.S. Sorry this is probably off tropic.