My great-grandmother lived there during the battle and my best friend lived there for many years. As a Pennsylvanian, of course I must do this puzzle, and I did. It is of high Dowdle quality (no-brainer) but also imaginatively conceived, transposing faded images of the soldiers two centuries back with brighter images of today's interested tourists who can't really comprehend that intense moment in America's history.
As always, the Gettysburg Dowdle puzzle was beautiful, challenging, and well made!
I’m a retired travel agent and have never been to Gettysburg! After doing the puzzle, I’ve got to get to Gettysburg! I love love all the educational info you give on each puzzle that you do.
I went to Mount Rushmore and San Antonio, Texas because I loved those puzzles and was motivated by doing them. Gettysburg is now on my bucket list. Thanks for all you do to make each puzzle so informative!
I have enjoyed doing many of the Dowdle puzzles, and I believe this is my favorite one.
For me, it wasn't too hard or too easy.
There is one feature that I haven't seen on any other Dowdle puzzle (nor any others): In the background, there is a group taking part in the annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment. In the foreground (and scattered around the middle ground), there are contemporary tourists. The really neat part is there are quite a few soldiers who are painted with colors much more muted and semi-transparent. (For example, you can see thru the flags). It took me a little while before I figured out that Eric is using this technique to display figures ("ghosts", if you will) from the actual battle.
This was a fun puzzle to do with so much history involved. It brought back memories of my several trips there.