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Preservation commission June meeting minutes

Jun 22, 2018

The Henry County Historic Preservation Commission held its monthly meeting at the Henry County Courthouse Wednesday, June 20. The Commission is waiting to hear back from the State Historical Society on its grant application to seek nominations to the National Register of Historic Places in Wayland and Jefferson Township. The grant is in the final review process and awards should be posted as early as this week and no later than June 30.

There was a discussion about the old K-Line Railroad bed and how firsthand knowledge and evidence of its route are quickly disappearing. Several ideas were discussed regarding marking the route and how this could become a potential future project for the commission.

During public forum, Caroline Lehman announced that the Dover Museum will be showing a presentation on the old Pilot Grove Depot in July. Pat White mentioned that Pioneer Cemetery Day is Sept. 8 at the Irish Town (Woodlawn) Cemetery. More details will be forthcoming by the Pioneer Cemetery Commission. An interesting fact provided by R.L. Chrisinger was the curvature of the earth is seven inches per mile and the one mile section south of Swedesburg is perfectly flat. Something to think about the next time one drives by on the way to the museum.

The next Historic Preservation Commission meeting is at the Swedesburg Heritage Museum on July 18.

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