Jul 13


Plum Run, taken just south of Devil’s Den. This is a nice picture of Plum Run. This is not a picture of the vandalism, because we don’t want you to show everyone in your family if they’re not of the age to see this. This view was taken facing north at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

Last Saturday morning we went out to photograph how the drought had affected Plum Run Valley, which we’ve previously shown in the midst of flooding. Of course, it happened to rain just that morning. While making our way across rocks in the Devil’s Den/Slaughter Pen area to get back to our vehicle, we came upon some vandalism. It is not easy for all visitors to access these rocks. As with other incidents of vandalism in the park, it is extremely disheartening to see puerile spray-painting vandalizing a resource that is here for the public’s enjoyment, education, and inspiration. The National Park Service’s Maintenance Department informed us that they will be cleaning the vandalism sometime this week. We have not blurred the images spray-painted on these rocks, so please scroll down at your own discretion if you view our website with youngsters.



The vandalism is in the group of rocks nested to the left of the middle white sign in this view, just around the road bend, and to the right (east) of Sickles Avenue. Again, we have not blurred the images below. Please use your own discretion. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.



The vandalism is sexual in nature… This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.



…racial… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.



…geographical… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.



… and just darn friendly, including, we suppose, the penis on the rock on the left. This view was taken facing north at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.



The vandalism is visible in the left-hand portion of this view, which should give you a better perspective on where this incident occurred. Sickles Avenue is behind the first group of rocks and in front of the primary group of rocks in the background. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.



Here’s how the rocks should look, you know, like all the time. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 9:35 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010.

See the following related posts:

Another Gettysburg Monument Vandalized on May 18,2009.
Peace Light: Some Photographs Taken When the Vandalism was First Discovered on January 27, 2009.
Peace Light Monument Vandalism on January 10, 2009.
153rd Pennsylvania Monument on Barlow Knoll on September 14, 2008.
Red Cloths Finally Removed From Monuments on July 7, 2008.
Smith’s New York Battery Monument Still Awaits Restoration on May 31, 2008.
A New Type of Vandalism for Memorial Day on May 26, 2008.


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