Another Park Study Approved
If you have to raze a building to create a national historic park, how valuable is that park? I mean, all traces of the historic event that occurred on the site long have been erased, not to mention the lay of the land.
Yet that didn't stand in the way of Michigan's congressional delegation, which wants the National Park Service to "Remember the Raisin!"
Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow along with Congressman John Dingell successfully got Congress to pass legislation directing the Park Service to study whether the River Raisin Battlefield should be labeled a national historic park.
Of course, before such a park could be created a building that once housed a paper plant needs to be razed from the site.
Never heard of the River Raisin Battlefield? Apparently it was the site where, on January 23, 1813, Indians allied with British forces during the War of 1812 killed about 60 wounded and unarmed American soldiers.