Monday, August 06, 2012

News: Gettysburg's McAllister's Mill Receives Historic Designation Plaque

McAllister's Mill Will Finally Get Overdue Historical Recognition, Amy Stansburg, Evening Sun, August 4, 2012

First Paragraph Text and Image from Evening Sun: The story begins 8,000 years ago. It starts with the land's earliest residents and weaves its way through time, listening to the words of great men, trembling to the sounds of war's cannons and hiding to escape the evils of history. It is the story of McAllister's Mill. Located along Baltimore Pike in Gettysburg, the mill housed the first meeting of the Adams County anti-slavery association, served as a stop along the Underground Railroad, and nursed soldiers back to health as a makeshift hospital during the Civil War. On Saturday, the events that happened there will finally be commemorated with the installation of a Pennsylvania historical marker, dedication ceremony and tour. "McAllister's Mill involves the whole fabric of history," said Historic Adams County Gettysburg preservation committee chairman Curt Musselman. "You can tie the whole story into it."

Full Story at Evening Sun August 4 2012. 

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