Surprises come in all different packages, this particular day the surprise came wrapped in bright blue eyes and a sweet smile!
Mrs. Frances Hinson Brune of Montross, her son Bob, her granddaughter and two of her great grandsons stopped by my office to see me this morning while they were visiting Westmoreland State Park. Mrs. Frances Hinson Brune is the widow of Julian Hinson a former “Superintendent” of Westmoreland State Park. She lived, loved and raised her family for 32 years on the beautiful park grounds of Westmoreland beginning in 1947 when Mr. Hinson came to Westmoreland as a ChiefRanger. She and her son had many great stories to share and moments they relived. And incredibly, and with much generosity, left some of their treasures they found on the beach for all visitors to enjoy.
Westmoreland State Park, one of the original parks built by the CCC in the 1930’s,is located on the shores of the Potomac River. The park is favorite location for fossil hunters. Sharks teeth and artifacts from the Miocene Epoch, can be found along the sandy beaches. The park offers guided kayak and hiking programs to learn how to hunt for fossils and the places to find them. For more information on all the programs and amenities the park offers, please visit our website or call (804)493-8821. For reservations 1-800-933-PARK.