In an age of mass production of synthetic products "hand made" goods of quality will fmd a ready market in a pleasing and historically correct setting. The primary product we should endeavor to sell is the intangible: a step backward in time. The more successfully we can provide this illusion the more successful the enterprise, in all areas, including monetary.
ACCESS INTO THE AREA
There are multiple means of access into the area. The following are potential means of access.
1. Bridge: A bridge from Ky 80 into the Potter Flats proper
Advantages-- Cheapest route
A. This would ruin any potential for the motion picture industry because it would be to hard to hide the bridge from wide shots.
B. This would scar the beauty of the Flats area. It must be remembered that the Breaks Gorge opens up into the Flats.
2. Road from Elkhorn City
Advantages -- Would promote development of Eikhorn City.
Disadvantages -- Costs factors and flood plane in Carson Island Area.
3. Road from Bluehead Branch or Pond Branch
A. Would give access for the development of the Ell Flats area above the Potter Flats. The Mining Town could be placed in Ell Flats with parking lots. This would keep modern traffic off of the river and go along with keeping the pioneer section authentic for motion picture industry.
Disadvantages -- Potential Costs
Proposed best use access
Access for the best use of the area should be with a road from the Bluehead Branch and/or Pond Branch.
This could be done through a partnership with natural gas companies that currently have reserves in the Bluehead Pond area and are attempting to get access to these reserves. The gas company could cut the first part of the road for access to their wells and the state could later come in and merely improve these roads for access into the Eli Flats and Potter Flats area. This would decrease the cost of the road project and would help both the state and industry.
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