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These were taken in June of 2012:
This is the little road that leads up the hill to the slave cabins & kitchen which our greedy Botetourt Board of Supervisors are bent on ruining. Please see Monday's post for important information regarding this....
I have been digging through all my archived photos for every picture I have taken at Greenfield. Had I known that we could stand to lose it, I would have taken so many more but I thought these buildings would always be here, right on this beautiful hill where they were built.
I always wondered how long these tracks have been here. Were they made by wagon wheels way back when the Preston's lived here or are they more modern? That is the slave cabin building to the right.
The slave cabin. The structures are safe. They will be restored, BUT the Board of Supervisors have made a deal to move them, then level this hill, then sell this land and build a shell building for a prospective new business to move in. This area is huge. I believe I read somewhere that there is over 900 acres so why this hill? Land is not in short supply here. And why won't the Board of Supervisors listen to the public they represent?
This view! This is the view from the cabin. Isn't it spectacular?! I saw it written on one of the signs at the protest on Sunday that "Greenfield is the Soul of Botetourt." I do believe this is true.
Inside the cabin. We've never been able to get inside as the cabin and kitchen have always been locked up and the windows covered with wire. I took these through little nooks and crannies of the cabin so they didn't turn out real well but you can at least get an idea of what it looks like inside.
My boys...look how young they look 3 1/2 years ago!
Several feet away from the cabins sits the kitchen. I showed you this on Monday but it was loaded up on a trailer waiting to be taken to it's new home :( The citizens of Botetourt & beyond are making enough noise to try and stop this nonsense so it sits, waiting...hopefully to be put right back on it's original spot. Although they have already ruined much of the area's beauty already with their relocation project. It just sickens me.
The old kitchen's chimney. Look at that beautiful stone & brick work!
Please stop by Friends of Greenfield Preston Plantation's Facebook page
for more info on this situation and ways you can help save this historical site!
And the day comes to an end...I am so happy to call Botetourt County my home.
I am linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures
...I know, I know, it is Wednesday...running late here! We ended up with some snow on Sunday night/Monday morning...lost power sometime in the night Monday but Appalachian Power was quick to get it back on for us...internet went down too, Comcast wasn't as quick...anyways, today is gorgeous, sun is shining, birds are singing, it will warm up and is just like spring outside, expect for that blanket of snow that covers the yards! Snow day again today for us...I guess some of the roads are still bad...ended up with 10+ inches...that was kind of a surprise!