[NAFEX] I heard
gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 13 18:27:44 EST 2002
Thats got to be the place I thought I heard 7 acres, but didn't want to say
so and be wrong.
Gordon C. Nofs
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From: paul simon <paul.simon at tcs.wap.org>
Reply-To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] I heard
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 12:11:32 -0500
>While still in bed listening to the radio this morning: I heard mention of
>? acres of antique varity of apples being planted down south some civil war
>site or something. They supposedly rare and antique apples were purchased
>in Michigan. I can think of only 2 places that they might have come from.
>Anyone have a definite answer?
This note was in the Washington Post yesterday. Antietam is south of
Hagerstown, MD, (not in the South in my viewpoint). I was half thinking of
throwing a shovel and wheelborrow in the back of my PU and driving the 70
miles over, but then have too many unfinished jobs hanging on coathooks
Apples Ahead for Antietam
The landmarks at Antietam National Battlefield already include one
agricultural feature, the cornfield. Soon there will be another: the apple
Rangers and volunteers plan to plant 350 apple trees this fall to help
restore the Piper farm, one of the homesteads on the property, to the way it
looked on the eve of the Civil War's bloodiest one-day battle.
A nursery in Michigan is supplying eight apple varieties -- Baldwin, English
Russet, Fornwalder, Gilpin, Jefferis, Maidenblush, McLellan and Northern Spy
-- for the project, said Joe Calzarette, Antietam's natural resources
He said the National Park Service needs volunteers to help plant and tend
the trees on seven acres of the 3,255-acre park.
The original, 17-acre Piper orchard was occupied by Confederate troops Sept.
17, 1862, when Union and Confederate forces clashed along Antietam Creek
near Sharpsburg in a battle that left more than 23,000 dead, wounded or
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