York man created a once popular Gettysburg tourist attraction
During the early 1950s, Curvin Heiss and his family lived on East Philadelphia Street in downtown York, Pennsylvania. He and his young son Curvin, Hr. spent hours creating and painting thousands of 54mm toy soldiers, which, after they moved to Gettysburg and purchased the historic Dobbin House, became part of a tourist attraction that remained popular in the late 50s through the early 1970s. Heiss sold the building and the diorama a decade after opening it to the public.
Today, the old Dobbin House is one of my favorite restaurants in Gettysburg.
Here is a link to a couple posts on my Charge! wargaming and diorama blog that I maintain in parallel to this Cannonball blog.