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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:35 pm 
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I thought that no few of you of would like to read this linked article about the declining activity of Civil War re-enactment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/28/style/civil-war-reenactments.html

After you've read the article, perhaps you'd like to share your own comments upon the future of our ACWGC!

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The 200th Anniversary should create another boom for the club. I can't wait as I'll only be 114 years old and have plenty of time to play from my nursing home bed.

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From the article:
"In 1998, at the 135th anniversary of Gettysburg, there were an estimated 30,000 re-enactors and 50,000 spectators."
Impressive numbers.
The decline is a pity but that is unfortunately the way it went for many hobbies, capitalism has won and the pressure anyone has to face now is growing year by year, that leaves less and less room for any hobby as not only time but money is a problem too. If the so called "leaders" stop cannibalizing the population that trend might be reversed.


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nsimms wrote:
The 200th Anniversary should create another boom for the club. I can't wait as I'll only be 114 years old and have plenty of time to play from my nursing home bed.


I think you had better redo your math as I am pretty sure you were there in a picture from Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

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ROFL

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nsimms wrote:
The 200th Anniversary should create another boom for the club. I can't wait as I'll only be 114 years old and have plenty of time to play from my nursing home bed.


I think you had better redo your math as I am pretty sure you were there in a picture from Lee's surrender at Appomattox.



Haha, way too funny!

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