Trees shade a path out to an observation deck Tuesday afternoon near Mitchelville Beach on Hilton Head Island. Plans are being discussed to turn the area into a memorial park to commemorate the former Mitchelville, the first freed men's village in the United States.
Trees shade a path out to an observation deck Tuesday afternoon near Mitchelville Beach on Hilton Head Island. Plans are being discussed to turn the area into a memorial park to commemorate the former Mitchelville, the first freed men's village in the United States. SARAH WELLIVER/ The Island Packet
Trees shade a path out to an observation deck Tuesday afternoon near Mitchelville Beach on Hilton Head Island. Plans are being discussed to turn the area into a memorial park to commemorate the former Mitchelville, the first freed men's village in the United States. SARAH WELLIVER/ The Island Packet

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February 08, 2011 8:40 PM

Lack of historic knowledge, infrastructure among obstacles facing Mitchelville Preservation Project

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