Nice, Not Necessary
I like history, and it’s nice that the village of Pinehurst has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
The Pilot’s article (“Pinehurst Council Gather Input on Cultural Landscape Report, Landmark Status”) mentioned that the landmark status could be used as a marketing tool. I didn’t move to Pinehurst because of its NHL status. I have vacationed in areas that have NHL status but I didn’t vacation there because of their landmark status.
I’ve heard that the village of Pinehurst received the NHL status because of its relationship to the sport of golf, Donald Ross legacy, the story of the resort movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
It seems to me that the National Park Service wants us to spend $120,000 for an assessment to be done by consultants that they suggest in order for the National Park Service to exert control over us.
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