Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thoroughbred Park

I worry about my hometown, worry that it has lost itself. Known for horses and horse farms, it has allowed some to be enveloped or developed — one into a mega shopping center. Meanwhile, it erects shrines to the thoroughbred.

Like so many places, it may not know what it has, what if offers, just as itself. No need to market or develop. Just leave alone.

How many other places, small hometowns across the country, need the same?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne , you are so right. Does everything need a statue or marker? In Detroit, the place is honeycombed with historical markers, but the place's population is 40% of what it was sixty years ago. Tough call. Do you remember neighborhoods and places now like Ozimandius's remnants? I say yes but not statues, only modest plaques so the passerby may stumble across a residue, perhaps occasio

January 10, 2013 at 9:55 PM  

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