July 18, 2017

Barns and a Memorial to Displaced Families

Rappahannock County, Virginia

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I read about the new memorial in Sperryville so of course I had to go see it! It honors the people who had to leave nearby land that is now part of Shenandoah National Park. This happened in the 1930's when the park was formed. Landowners who did not sell willingly were forced to do so when eminent domain was invoked.

Other memorials have been erected in neighboring counties, with more being planned. This one is beautifully built of stone, apparently without mortar, in the style of chimneys in remote areas.

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Heart-shaped Stone on the Rear of the Structure


  1. ...Linda, beautiful images from your beautiful park of the world. The barns as usual are a delight and the memorial is special, a lot of thought went into that. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hello, pretty memorial and barn. I love the heart shaped rock! Have a happy day!

  3. I like the heart rock inset into the wall!

  4. I do like the barns, they look so calm and serene. It's a nice thing that they acknowledge these families. The heart shaped stone is a terrific touch.

  5. Nice barn and how nice to put a heart-stone in there. :)

  6. Great barns and the heart stone is very special.

    All the best Jan

  7. I love the heart-shaped stone!


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