Although the supervisors' ruling seemed to put an end to the preservationists' appeals, it appears they have one appeal left, to the head of Wal-Mart himself. The National Trust for Historic Preservation now has a form letter on its website that can be personalized before being forwarded to Wal-Mart's President and CEO, Michael T. Duke.
If you wish to support The National Historic Trust's efforts encouraging Wal-Mart to select a more suitable location in Orange County, Virginia for its new supercenter, click this link to participate in their online letter-writing campaign. If you cannot access the website through the link above, copy this address into your browser to reach the form. https://secure2.convio.net/nthp/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=394
Image: The National Trust for Historic Preservation Headquarters in Washington, DC
Photograph by Alan Karchmer