State historic site is being threatened
It has come to my attention that a local national historic site is under threat. Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm are headed for the bulldozer under the guidance of Gov. Larry Hogan (R). This national park on the shores of the Potomac River where children from the cities and suburbs can go and learn about life on the farm, this place you would think would be safe from development, may soon be no more than a memory.
As a child the first time and only time I milked a cow was at this farm. I remember the horses in their stalls and learning about mules how they are part donkey, part horse, and sterile, much like the plans for the destruction of this park. They showed us how to shuck corn and we made corn husk dolls. A lady showed us how to weave little baskets and we got to take them home. I remember going here and hearing men play their banjos and fiddles.
Now I hear there may be a new stadium built here. What about the watershed and protecting our natural areas for future generations?
I feel duped by Gov. Hogan all in the name of revenue and sports entertainment.
I do not remember one football game I have ever seen, but I do remember Oxon Hill Farm, and I believe that places like these should be preserved for the children of this community and not turned under for concrete goliaths that will only be abandoned in 20 to 30 years’ time.
Erin Frere has started a petition on Change.org to save Oxon Cove Park.
I urge anyone who reads this to check it out the petition and sign it. Erin Smith, Fort Washington