Readshaw's raiders

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Move over, Readshaw's is back!

CONTACT: Jay Purdy (717) 787-7895
HARRISBURG, Feb. 5 - State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, today unveiled his revamped Web site promoting his effort to preserve Pennsylvania's monuments at Gettysburg. The Web site was used early in the campaign but has been in limbo for the past year because of the heavy time commitment required to update it regularly.

Recently, Tim Schaible of Harrisburg stepped into the picture, volunteering to not only update the Web site, but make it even more informative and interesting.
"Tim has put together a spectacular offering that is bound to get a lot of attention for our cause," said Readshaw.

Readshaw said that while the revised site has been up for only a few days, he's already getting feedback, including an e-mail from Australia asking for more information.

The site contains a description of the project and lists several ways individuals and organizations can get involved. There also is information on how to order the decorative Gettysburg Monuments commemorative license plate and the book, Guide to Pennsylvania Troops at Gettysburg, from which the authors have pledged a portion of the sale of each book to go to Readshaw's project.

Additional features include the text and photos from the Gettysburg Monuments Project booklet published by Readshaw in 1997. When all the pages of the section are posted, they will highlight about 50 of the 136 Pennsylvania monuments and their restoration needs. Work is under way to add a new section that will feature groups and individuals who answered the Readshaw challenge and are sponsoring preservation of specific Pennsylvania monuments.

"Well over a dozen of the Pennsylvania monuments and markers are getting maintenance money or endowments through our campaign and the growing support of my colleagues in the state House," said Readshaw. "And the news gets better every day."
The Gettysburg Monuments Project Web site is at

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Updated: October 25, 2000
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