Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
I shall leave the place better than I found it.
Eisenhower National Historic Site
—National Park Service —
The fields in front of you demonstrate Eisenhower’s skill in farming. Using a system of crop rotation and contour plowing, Eisenhower slowly improved the productivity of the land. To prevent soil erosion and water run-off, fields were plowed perpendicular to the slope of the land. Soil nutrients were closely monitored and crops were rotated to rejuvenate the soil.
The President’s brother Milton recalled that Eisenhower “did a beautiful job of restoring productivity of the land. It became one of the most productive farms in the area.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 47.466′ N, 77° 15.88′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Eisenhower Farm Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Herd of Modest Size (within shouting distance of this marker); Ankonian has been invaluable. – President Eisenhower (within shouting distance of this marker); Second best, he didn’t want. – Robert Hartley, herdsman (about Barnyard Diplomacy (about 500 feet away); The Pond (about 500 feet away); Follow in the Footsteps (about 800 feet away); The Helicopter Landing Pad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guest House Railings (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains an aerial photo of the Eisenhower Farm. The upper right side of the marker features a picture of a soil sample bag, with a caption of “Soil testing was critical to improving the farm’s productivity. Fertilizer, lime, and manure were applied to improve the soil.”
Also see . . .
1. Eisenhower National Historic Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of President Eisenhower from the White House website. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 249 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.