Mark Damsell has done it again, through direct action he continues to demonstrate his love and respect for the Swasey Parkway. Mark also keeps his eye on Route 85 with his one man trash cleanup every year, from end to end. Doozie has been inquiring about this boulder every time we float by on the River. I had no answer for her.
I am sure many others were wondering as well. A giant boulder in of itself is not much of a landscape feature though it’s widely used.
We might have figured Damsell had a hand in the mysterious boulder.
Well, today we get to see the finished product of Mark Damsell’s efforts . The stone cutter is just about ready to begin sandblasting the face of the 6 ton boulder with a Welcome message. It might be all done by the Farmers Market today, so stroll on down.
The boulder was donated by a fellow in Kensington.
Another gent brought his backhoe over to provide a depression in which to place the stone.
Al’s Automotive weighed in with a big wrecker to haul and place.
A local organization quietly provided some monies.
It’s done, well, almost.
The tape marks the location of a bronze plaque with a simple engraving. The name of Ambrose Swasey and the date the Park was opened.
Bravo Mark Damsell!