A Herd of Modest Size

A Herd of Modest Size (HM17QY)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.464', W 77° 15.856'

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Eisenhower National Historic Site

— National Park Service —

If I can, from time to time, add an animal . . . I can in this manner accumulate . . . a future herd of modest size.
? ? ? ? ? President Eisenhower


The farm grew as the herd grew. Originally housed in the bank barn (to your right), the growing herd needed more space. The addition of a loafing shed (across the barnyard) provided cows and calves with a place to get out of the sun or inclement weather. The maternity barn (to the left) sheltered sick or calving cows.

The maternity barn's location near the farmhouse allowed herdsman Bob Hartley to check on ailing animals throughout the night. His attentiveness helped to avoid the loss of valuable cattle. By the 1960s The Eisenhower Farms boasted 100 cows with calves.
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HM NumberHM17QY
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306125 N 4407020
Decimal Degrees39.79106667, -77.26426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.464', W 77° 15.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 27.84" N, 77° 15' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 299 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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