Salisbury a scenic and inspiring setting for conference
By Ronald Lee Fleming and Margaret Lloyd
For the Salisbury Post
Last fall the Board of Directors of Scenic America, a national coalition of organizations passionate about the visual character of America, met in Salisbury for a multi-day conference with representatives of scenic affiliates from 10 different states.
Hosted by Scenic North Carolina, the conference celebrated what has been accomplished here and elsewhere to maintain and reclaim community identity and also looked at many places around the country where local character has been lost.
What is so refreshing about Salisbury, one of the state’s most historic towns, is the careful and thoughtful way that the town’s character is preserved and promoted by residents, business owners and public officials alike. We saw the historic downtown coming back to life, some great public art, including a spectacular wall mural depicting many of Salisbury’s local characters, and the astonishing replica of the Rebecca of the Well Fountain, originally installed in the town center in 1888. Read More at Salisbury Post Here