Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Heritage sites being destroyed along Northwest Arkansas' Heritage Trail

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of sites of historic interest being removed from view of people traveling the Heritage Trail through Fayetteville, Arkansas, on October 20, 2010.
Photo above shows view along the MLK Jr. portion of the Heritage Trail with the old grain elevator being demolished at left and a trail sign at right. It appears that the building was built better than new buildings around here are being built. But such a facility likely will never be needed here again.
The photo below shows the former site of Bates School being dug out for construction of new buildings for Fayetteville High School. Springs there provided drinking water for the Cherokees who camped there on their way to the Indian Territory to the west. People who live downstream along the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River have questioned how rainwater will be managed from the site. Underground temporary holding tanks were mentioned by people planning the new campus buildings. But what are they finding as they break through the bedrock?

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