With the 70th anniversary of the premier of Gone With the Wind fast approaching (December 15, 1939), here is your opportunity to help the ongoing preservation one of its “stars” — The Old Mill in North Little Rock. The Old Mill is one of three Arkansas properties up for a vote in the Hampton® Hotels’ Save-A-Landmark® program, 2010 edition.
The hotel chain’s Web site says “Since the program’s inception in 2000, Hampton® Hotels’ Save-A-Landmark® program has been dedicated to preserving America’s historical, fun and cultural landmarks that reside along our country’s treasured highways. In 2010, our efforts will continue to pay homage to the breadth of what it means to be American, while also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Save-A-Landmark program. All-American Landmarks signify defining moments in our country’s past, present and future. The All-American Landmarks theme will help propel the Save-A-Landmark program closer to its goal of “saving” one landmark in all 50 U.S. states.”
According to Robin Powell, 2009-2010 president of the Friends of the Old Mill, “If chosen, the Old Mill will receive a refurbishing of our choice. The Old Mill will not be changed or updated, just have some much needed work done!”
The other two Arkansas landmarks, are the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis and the Roundtop Filling Station in Sherwood.
Voting closes at 11:59 PM CST on November 30, 2009.
And be sure to come back on December 7, 2009 to see which landmarks will be saved in 2010. Nebraska, Utah and Vermont also have nominations in the running. You can vote as many times as you like so please, get clicking!!! Show Your Arkansas Pride!