Every once in a while the stars align and everything seems to go right just like it did last Sunday when the rain stopped, the sun shone and a crowd turned out to witness the ground breaking to officially start the construction of Logan's Fort.
Irene Jaggers, who has become the most dynamic force behind the reconstruction of the historical landmark, summed up the mood of the day best when she said, "We need to forget the word 'can't. This day is going to go down in history."
Before the ceremony began, Stanford City Councilman Eddie Carter remarked on how lucky the city was that the historical site was even available. "What are the chances that 13 to 14 acres right in the middle of the city would remain undeveloped for all these years? This site could have been subdivided a long time ago," he said.
The Logan's Fort Foundation has been working toward Sunday's celebration for 14 years and the efforts weren't lost on the appreciative group of almost 200 supporters that came out to watch the first shovels of dirt turned on the project.