Preservation group: Secretariat's home threatened
posted May 7 2012 10:57AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A preservation group says Secretariat's birthplace is among the most endangered historic sites in Virginia.
Meadow Farm in Doswell one of 11 places and properties contained in Preservation Virginia's annual list of endangered sites, which was released Monday in Richmond.
Among the other entries are an historic overlook of the James River in Richmond, a train depot in Franklin County and the rural landscape of Pittsylvania County. According to the preservation group, the latter is threatened by the possibility of uranium mining and milling.
For many Virginians and fans of horse racing, the story of Secretariat still resonates nearly 40 years after the chestnut stallion's stirring, record-shattering run for the Triple Crown.
Meadow Farm is the former home of the State Fair of Virginia. It's up for auction this month.