SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2003 (part 1)

Speedwell Forge Park

I mentioned in September that Doug Dinsmore was doing an historic inventory for Speedwell Forge Park. It was several months later before I asked, why were they doing this? Were they going to develop the park? Turn it into a strip mall? I had no idea. Fortunately, Sally Vanderslice, an old friend of Dawn’s mom, is very active in the community so we gave her a call. Sure enough, she was on the board researching this. The county was looking to promote the park, but would leave it as an undeveloped nature preserve. We couldn’t have asked for better.