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Historical pieces need to be saved

Posted on August 8, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward

After seeing Redcliff’s brick history being remembered in the form of a park with a couple remaining valuable pieces, the town should feel a sense of pride for the industry that made the area successful for so many years.
It may not look like much right now but it will feel like an accomplishment in the long run.
The park is appealing and I hope it gets used to the point where they need to put a new layer of shale down.
You do not see very often anywhere where towns or cities find pieces of history to display to the public because often times they are decrieptated and need to be shut down.
It is a shame really but that is the way it goes with ancient structures.
Successful history in communities paints a lasting images on a town because of the hard work and dedication from individuals or organizations that are committed to keeping historical objects hanging around for people to admire.
There is still retired people or even current employees who live in these communities who will probably stop and be taken back down memory lane. I mean it might not seem like much to a lot of people but it goes a long way in the community.
Creativity has to be a vital part of keeping the pieces together with a bit of luck on your side because you have to find the objects and make sure they are standing and can be exposed without crumbling.
But I think we got to look at the positive side and hopefully people will embrace it.

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