“STOP THE MURDER! STOP THE MURDER!”
The angry chant of the crowd in OpportunityPark was enough to shake the earth beneath them. The crowd was sick of everything. They were sick of the deforestation of the hardy, treasured DevilsValley ecosystem. One by one, the trees were coming down, being sold for a massive profit. They were sick of the Pineforest Logging Company doing this. Huge blocks of trees were falling, and being shipped to build the great buildings of the nation. The year was 1964, and was the end of the Great Slope of 1945, a long, prosperous period of economic growth.
Various things such as raised taxes, and piling debt caused the end. They said it proved the rampant industrialism of Penguennia did not work.
In 1967, the anger reached a climax when a portion of the ForestvilleIndustrial Park was blown up with C4. The nation mourned the loss of 234 people. 1,254 people were also injured. Now on to happier things!
After a long, ponderous meeting, looking at graphs, spreadsheets, and maps, the Board of Directors for the Penguennia Insurance Corporation decided to move their headquarters to Forestville.
The Asian inspired TenWing Financial building, at night. The building was the winner of the 1965 Architectural Award, which awarded the most interesting building in all of Penguennia.
The Forestville Nuclear Power Plant, built 1964-1968, provided 65% of the area’s power supply.
In 1965, Forestville won the bid for a new National Football League team, to be named the Forestville Chainsaws. The whole town loved the new stadium, and affectionately named it the Box. The LTU Aviation Arena, the real name, was completed in late 1968.
Because the Pineforest Logging Company sold some of their property, large food companies moved in and developed farms, while other local companies moved in as well. Because some of these farms were not controlled by one family, the workers settled in small villages, normally at intersections like these.
Right along the long ridge that lay to the northeast of Forestville were the large farms on the outskirts of town. Beyond the ridge was property owned by the Pineforest Logging Company. There have been talks that, due to outside pressures, they will discontinue their clear-cutting soon.
In 1969, construction began on Forestville’s first mall. Many strip malls have been constructed, but not ever a mall. The mall was to cost $1.2 million, and built by ValleyGroup Real Estate, a big player in the area. The locals were very excited!
Finally, the regional view, October 7th, 1969. In this picture it is a beautiful sunset over DevilsValley. NOTE: This regional view is incomplete. I have not been giving much thought to improving the region as a whole. I will be working as much as I can to improve the region, while working on Forestville too.
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