By Lynn R. Mitchell
The view at the top of Shenandoah Mountain in far western Augusta County — on the line between Augusta and Highland — looks over mountain ranges that extend for miles. It offers a stop for travelers, a Civil War history lesson with a 0.5 mile interpretative trail, and hiking trails that can take you as far as you like. So it was sad to stop there this week and see that vandals had stolen the black slate in the sidewalk. The slates were imbedded in concrete so it took a bit of work — and time — to remove them.
Thieves left a few behind that must have been too difficult to break loose. Sadly, this is the latest in vandalism that regularly takes place nationwide. In a perfect world, people would respect others’ property including that in public domains.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
September 30, 2014