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footprints of our ancestors


Historic preservation is not just about old structures; it's about safeguarding the rich tapestry of our shared human story; it is about preserving the threads that weave the fabric of our collective history, culture, and heritage.

When we protect our historic landmarks, we are preserving the footprints of our ancestors, ensuring that the wisdom of the past guides our present and future. This isn't a task for one group; it's a collective responsibility that we all share.

So, let us stand united in recognizing that historic preservation is not a luxury but a responsibility—an investment in the greater good. It is a pledge to safeguard our roots for the benefit of all. As stewards of the past, we shape a legacy that will endure for generations to come.

-Laurie Hietter, President San Mateo Heritage Alliance

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