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Re: The Battle of Franklin, and how those who live there have no clue. :(

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  • aot1952
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 30, 2004
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      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.
      Wakefield



      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "aot1952" <aot1952@y...> wrote:
      > Steve-
      > Good to hear from you old buddy!
      > You and I have discussed the Franklin situation on other forums
      and
      > 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
      born
      > 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
      implications
      > 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
      MidWesterner
      > 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.
      > Regards-
      > Wakefield
      > P.S. Sorry this is probably off tropic.
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