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Shrink wrapping in Electric Map’s future; Gettysburg tooth heads south

An Adams County Historical Society rep will return this Confederate soldier’s tooth to his family.
The Electric Map is staying, but the Civil War soldier’s tooth is leaving.
A recent story in the York Sunday News explained that the familiar light-bulb-laden map showing Gettysburg troop movements probably will be carved up, shrink wrapped and moved to a National Park Service barn.
No group has put forth a credible bid for the low-tech map, and it’s hard to move elswhere anyway because the building that has housed it for years was built around it.
No indication about when the map will be displayed again, but at least it’s not going to the landfill.
Now for the tooth… .

It’s heading south this weekend in custody of the Adams County Historical Society exec.
A historical society volunteer found the tooth wrapped in a note explaining that it belonged to W.L. Daniel.
It will be buried in a family plot in South Carolina.
“We want to make this as nice as possible. It’s not every day things like this happen,” Wayne Motts, who will make the trip south, said. “I just think it’s a very nice ending, conclusion to this wonderful story.”