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Civil War Land Being Taken Over by WalMart

When I attended the Garden Writers of America’s conference in New Jersey, afterwards a fellow photographer friend and I journeyed to Pennslyvania to visit Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens and Winterthur. Along the way, we passed patches of Civil War historic lands. A similar piece of land in Virginia, the 1864 Wilderness Battlefield – is under attack once more. A historic piece of land replete with rolling hills, ancient trees and ghosts of fallen soldiers from twenty seven states.


Wal-Mart is seeking to purchase the land to open a super-store. Does every piece of land in our great country need to be overrun with retail development? Why not let the land sit still? Why can’t we pay homage to those who stood up for our country to pave the way for future generations? If they want to develop the land, I think we should grow a victory garden instead. What are your thoughts?

For more details about other endangered historic properties, please visit:

National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

202-588-6000 / 800-315-6847

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Author: beedazzled

BeeDazzled Gardens creates specialized perennial beds and containers that attract beneficial insects, birds, and butterflies.

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