RPPN is pleased to introduce a new blog series: In My Town. What’s it about? Well, we’re all too familiar with the recognized icons of the recent past [not that there's anything wrong with that], but how many of us are familiar with the everyday places that we encounter on places we pass through, or work, or vacation? How may of us really get the chance to promote awareness and appreciation of those recent past places in our own communities that are just as important to our cultural heritage as traditional eighteenth, nineteenth or early twentieth century resources? Well, now you have that chance.
RPPN is actively taking submissions for this new feature, which will bring attention to a whole spectrum of recent past resources that have never been shared with a broad audience. We’d love for you to share what’s in your town, highlighting the recent past places that you find important or interesting. Gas station? Fine. Restaurant? Okay. House? Sure. Whatever the places may be, we want to see what’s in your town. Photos, brief descriptions, or full histories – whatever you feel like sharing. We’ll work with you to create a map depicting the locations of those places in your town, creating an online atlas of places across the country.
If you’re interested in featuring your town, send us a quick message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing what’s in your town!