Minnesota Public Radio
October 5, 2007, | 12:00 p.m.
Garrison Keillor, the host of the public radio program A Prairie Home Companion, gave the keynote address at the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference.
Keillor said historic preservation is important not only for the beautification of our cities, but also for the health of our communities.
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We have a moral duty to preserve the grandeur and beauty and exuberance of the past. ... We are obliged to fight back ... it is our duty. It is our way of proving that we have eyes, we have a brain, and that we live here and we care what it looks like, even if the people making the decisions do not.