The Samuel Martin Historical Park Association, organized by Clyde Low, a local Solano county historian, was granted its non-profit status in 1992 and proceeded to work with the city of Fairfield to develop its acre of the Martin/Stonedene parcel. The plan was to develop an educational public space focusing on the stone milling stations and the culture of the native Patwin/Suisuns. A beautiful landscape plan was created by Gretchen McCann, park planner for the city, which included both the city's acre and adjacent portions of the privately owned parcel.
Unfortunately, the Western Planning and Development Corporation had been antagonized by the community's outrage at its development proposal and was not interested in cooperating on the historical park project. The city owned acre of the Martin/Stonedene site has since lain fallow.
More than a decade passed. People came and went. The Indian settlement, the pioneer history, the great house, gradually faded into the background of daily living until even those who lived adjacent to the site were unaware of the historical jewel shining right under their noses.