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Gettysburg museum's contents go to auction
Gettysburg museum's contents go to auction

The Japanese sword captured on Guadalcanal during World War II went to a truck dealer living on a nearby farm. The Smith & Wesson .38 went to a campus policeman from York College. The Indian spear went to a retired Bethlehem Steel worker from Essex. Piece by piece, the contents of Gettysburg's Soldier's National Museum were auctioned off to the highest bidders Friday. Hundreds of toy soldiers, dozens of vintage and reproduction hats and helmets, and a lot of weaponry, pieces of a collection that had been drawing tourists for more than half a century, drew bids from collectors, fans and folks who wanted a little something to remember the museum by. "Unfortunately,...