'Show pride in Beloit history'

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It's a real pity to watch as Beloit's history is literally crumbling in front of our eyes.

A recent newspaper article stated how badly the Hanchett Bartlett homestead is in need of repair, as is the Beloit Historical Society's building. Every September Mr. Bolgrien has provided a tour of Oakwood Cemetery where many of our founding fathers are buried. Although some of the old headstones have been repaired recently, the condition of the brick entryways have been ignored for decades. Just driving into the cemetery you run the risk of tearing off a muffler or otherwise damaging your vehicle.

While we've seen improvements in many areas throughout Beloit it's also very important to preserve our history. Funding projects never comes easily and it requires a great deal of hard work and sacrifice from numerous people. Nothing is impossible when citizens of Beloit put their minds to it.

Unlike other cities, we have several small businesses to be proud of downtown. Beckman Mill is a prime example of what can be accomplished. Come on, Beloit, we desperately need to step up again and show pride in our past history.

Sue Edwards

Beloit

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