Link to photos showing how the battlefield looked before superintendent John\nLatschar raped it.\n[URL]http://users.snip.net/~hart/[/URL]\n\nWe loved Gettysburg: took dozens of week-long trips, spent many thousands of\ndollars there, but those days are over thanks to park superintendent John\nLatschar. He's ruining the battlefield. He calls it restoration. Desecration\nis more descriptive. If we spent another dime we'd be supporting the\ndestruction. Trees are being ripped out wholesale. The deer have been\nslaughtered. Visiting on a Nov. evening is an experience everyone should be\nable to enjoy, but he shortened the hours so you'll be ticketed and labeled\ncriminals. He threw up so many one-way signs that traffic has become a\ntourist's nightmare. He likes saying, "The time for comment was during the\nplanning, not now." Well, Bozo, the public DID and continues to comment, but\nyou ignore them. Tens of 1000s have voiced their concern, but you act as\nthough the battlefield is your own private domain. It belongs to the\ntaxpayers, not an arrogant, government-appointed bureaucrat. Ghost hunters\nhave been turned away in droves. He said they're in the same category as\ndrug users. (look it up) What a moron. Not only is the town losing a fortune\ntoward the local economy, the park is losing thousands of watchful eyes.\nThose with evil intent will always gain access at night, as was proven by\nthe recent vandalism. Closing the park merely keeps honest folks out. John\nLatschar has, in affect, given vandals free rein. Attendance is lagging. He\nblames everything except his own bumbling. He moans about never having\nenough money, yet continues wasting funds on senseless projects that divide\nthe townspeople and drives others away. It's typical government ineptness.\nLooks like John Latschar sits around dreaming up new ways to piss people\noff. If he's not shooting the wildlife, cutting down 100s of acres of trees,\nor screwing up traffic flow, he'll devise some other dumbass plan. Chances\nare he'll eventually move on to another location leaving his mess and debts\nbehind for someone else. (He's done it before) What's worse than allowing\nJohn Latschar to inflict so much damage to such hallowed ground? Most of you\nsit idly by and let it happen without so much as a whimper. Talk is cheap,\nholding back spending speaks volumes. We're doing our part. Good bye\nGettysburg. You were our favorite place on Earth until John Latschar raped\nyou. Now you're just a memory. What a pity and disgrace.