I shall leave the place better than I found it.

I shall leave the place better than I found it. (HM17R1)

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

N 39° 47.466', W 77° 15.88'

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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."
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HM NumberHM17R1
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306091 N 4407025
Decimal Degrees39.79110000, -77.26466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.466', W 77° 15.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 27.96" N, 77° 15' 52.80" 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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