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Editorial: A special place

At last, Machicomico State Park in Gloucester County, on the York River, is ready for the public.

Getting to this point has required traveling a long and winding road, from speculation about a park in the early 1990s, to a state funding referendum in 2002 to the selection of one site near Rosewell, to the selection of the current site around Timberneck Farm.

The state park is a huge win for Gloucester County and should prove to be a great boost for the local economy. When it’s joined in a few years by Werowocomoco National Park just up the river, the benefits will swell. And in another win, the old Timberneck House on the site, while not part of the park, will also be restored and opened to the public.

Machicomico is said to be a Native American word for special meeting place. We look forward to meeting new friends of our area in this special place.

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