A cast of thousands came out this weekend to assist with the Ivy Mountain Park Day event...oh wait, it was just my wife and myself. A shame, considering I had posted this on Civil War Talk, reached out to the local house museum that has a direct tie to the battle, reached out to the local Sons of Confederate Veterans, and reached out to the woman ho wrote the book on the campaign. Crickets from all. Pretty sad that a couple who lives three hours away came out to work, and locals couldn't even answer my inquiries.
Regardless, we did do some good work, shoveling a lot of dirt from the parking lot, cleaning the monument and concrete pad it rests on, and cleaning the two interpretive signs. The signs need replaced, for certain.
Some pictures, showing the progress. The dirt from the parking lot where we didn't clean needs to be dug out. The parking lot could use a power washing and then sealed and the parking spaces repainted.
|The overall plan...only a portion of the blue was completed. Orange is long term plan.|
|Eight inches of dirt has built up in this corner.|
|Dirt beyond the curbs still need to be removed.|
|After digging out the dirt that had covered the parking lot|