Dec 27, 2021
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We know we said that we would have this week's lecture on video. But the day of, Tim had asked that we don't due to ownership and copyright concerns with the photos used (Tim explains this in the beginning). Therefore, next week begins the video versions of these lectures.
In this one, Tim talks about early commercial ventures starting right after the battle. While the Civil War ruined Gettysburg's economy, it gave Gettysburg a "new birth" of an economy: tourism. Ever since, there's been a constant struggle between preservation and commercialization. The fights of today are nothing new in the history of Gettysburg and they will probably never end.