18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, June 26, 1913: A busy bee, I cannot be by the looks of this entry.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Another quiet day for Grandma—but others felt a sense of excitement. Civil War veterans who lived in central Pennsylvania were preparing to head to Gettysburg to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
A hundred years ago today, the local newspaper, The Milton Evening Standard, had a front page article about how veterans were to pick up their vouchers to travel to Gettysburg (see article above).
A month earlier there was another article about how the state of Pennsylvania would pay for the transportation costs of Civil War veterans who wanted to attend the huge anniversary celebration at Gettysburg.