Walmart is going after Virginia historical landmarks... again. I grew up on George Washington's boyhood home, pretty much. And years ago, Walmart tried to push through building plans to allow them to build a Walmart store, with historical looking facade on the outside, right on that land. Luckily enough people around here were outraged about the thought of Walmart building a store on George Washington's boyhood home and the land within. They got stopped, and they built the store about a mile down the road. Naturally they just discovered the remains of the old house on the property...
"The big picture is, this is beautiful, historic land," she said, pointing a spot just south of the Washington house site, "and to think they wanted to put up a huge berm there" to hide the store. It was just the scariest time. This is the place, I feel, that George Washington's character was made."
Now here we go again, the Wilderness Civil War Battlefield is under a attack by Nigmart now as well. They couldn't trample on George W, so now they figure they'll just trample on Civil War sites.
"Nearly 29,000 Federal and Confederate soldiers were killed, wounded or captured in the intense fighting on May 5-6, 1863. The Battle of the Wilderness began the Union Army's Overland Campaign, which ended with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. It marked the first time Gens. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant faced each other in battle."
What better place to build a Nigmart, right?