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Memorial to Honor People Displaced by Creation of National Park

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A new memorial in Greene County will honor the people displaced by the creation of the Shenandoah National Park in the 1920s and 1930s.
 
The Blue Ridge Heritage Project is holding a public meeting Monday, June 10 to get the memorial plans going.
 
Bill Henry, the project creator, says he hopes the memorial is more than a stone monument.  He wants it to be a living museum dedicated to the people who lost their mountain land to make way for the national park.

Henry says he hopes Monday night's meeting will get the project up and going.

"We're going to start forming committees tomorrow.  We're going to ask for a design committee.  We're going to try to have people get involved in starting initial fundraising, we're going to start working on, have a committee work on where we can locate the project," Henry said.

The meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Cafe in Ruckersville.  The public is invited to attend.
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