September 3, 2003

Doug Dinsmore

About fifteen years ago, Dawn’s parents sold several hundred acres to the county, which created Speedwell Forge Park. They left it “natural” (ie. undeveloped) but last month Doug Dinsmore of Skelly & Loy contacted us because they were “inventorying” the history of Speedwell Forge. Talk about serendipity – here I am starting to do research, and here someone else is already doing it! We met with Doug today but didn’t take him inside the mansion, because we didn’t want him to see its current shape. We will have to rectify that someday.