Wednesday, March 19, 2014
After more than two years, the Historic Preservation Commission is closing in on erecting its historic markers along the Stinson Creek Trail.
The commission approved an early example of the markers that will designate several key historical sites and buildings seen along the trail at its meeting Tuesday, and agreed to put the signs on display in May after a public showing at noon, May 22, at Memorial Park.
Members will ride the trail Friday to map out exact spots for the signposts.
Judy Schaneman and Jane Forsythe, the commission members who coordinated the project, said they were pleased with how the signs turned out. They credited City Public Information Officer Darin Wernig with designing the sign and Sunrise Sign Co. of Fulton with producing them.
Schaneman and Forsythe have worked on the project for more than two years, starting with picking out sites along the trail worthy of note including the former railroad bridge, the house on Hockaday Hill and the former Fulton State Hospital rock barn. After researching each location with the help of the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society, the commission then produced information and found sponsors for each marker.
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