Re: Civil War site in danger of developing
It's beginning to alarm me is that more often"CARPET BAGGING" REAL ESTATE types are targetting specifically historically significant sites for their projects. This is striking me as spite on their parts. They know we have been beating them more often recently and can feel public opinion shifting against them generally. Just not at historic sites either. However, before their bubble bursts they are going to attempt to do the most amount of damage possible in the shortest amount of time.
In my own area, where farmland preservation is the buzz word. Developers often target the most beautiful and productive land. Rather then the unproductive lands that have lain fallow for years. Rather then find old industrial brown fields for devloping new industrial sites or commercial. They move onto virgin land and rape it. This is stupid and is quite like allowing a rapist to roam at will in nursery. Anyway, this entire argument is beginning to go beyond the destruction of our Military Civil War heritage. It's the destruction of our kids and grandkids, or all future generations birth right. Not just the loss of our historic sites, bit all open space. As long as there are brown fields, as long as there are vacant blighted buildings, and abandoned downtown shopping districts, as long as our cities are going to shambles. There is no need for these homes on Fleetwood Hill, Chancellorsville, and on any other virgin land. There was and still is no need for the storage lockers at Trevillian Station. Right now development is not about jobs, it's not about the greater good. It's about greed, it's about our heritages' destruction for the personal profit of a few.
Sorry guys/gals just my .02
In memory: Wm. Stanley, 6th PA Cav. Ernst C. Braun, 9th PA. Cav. John E. Brown & Edwin C. Brown, 23rd PVI