Wednesday, June 6, 2007

If only I could be there

How exciting!! IMPLODING THE PAPER MILL!! I hope Dad gets to go and takes some photos!!

Demolition crews at the former Jefferson Smurfit Paper Plant are preparing the site to implode the remnants of the building on Thursday. The site's water tower also will be taken down.

Where: The building at N. Dixie Hwy. and E. Elm Ave. will be razed

When: Around 10 a.m. Thursday.

The site: Was home to the Battle of the River Raisin, in which hundreds of American troops were killed in a skirmish and dozens more later massacred by Native Americans.

Implosion: The implosion is part of the larger demolition of the former paper plant that is to give way to the River Raisin Battlefield. City officials plan to restore the site to the look of when American and British forces clashed there in 1813.

Quote: "It's going to be quite a sight," Homrich Inc. employee Mark Hall said.

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