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Ellisonville Park will never be forgotten

Published 12:27pm Friday, February 1, 2013

I wanted to share this poem written by Ray Wilson in January.

“Just north of Ironton off of highway 93 was a beautiful park they called Ellisonville, but some politician said it could no longer be, so they tore it down against the people’s will.

The people fought to keep it but it was all in vain. They just wouldn’t listen to what they had to say. You can’t fight the government, they always get their way. They said that beautiful Ellisonville Park could no longer stay.

Then they came with their bulldozers, backhoes and shovels so now it looks like a mudhole.

It’s so sad to view, but the picture of that beautiful park in mind will always stay and that’s one thing that’s for sure, they’ll never take that away.

It will be long remembered in so many people’s minds — the picnics and reunions where school children had good times.

But now it’s gone forever. Oh, it just don’t seem real, that old park that was loved so out at Ellisonville.”

James Caudill



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