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Pioneer Village Issue Aired

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Will the Ward County Historical Society move its Pioneer Village off the State Fairgrounds?

Representatives of the State Fair and the Historical Society met this afternoon to try to answer that question.

Fair officials want the space now occupied by Pioneer Village for future growth of the fair.

But Historical Society officials say they have a written contract that the Village can be on the Fairgrounds.

Bruce Brooks of the Historical Society says the Pioneer Village needs to be located someplace - like the fairgrounds - where there's another big attraction to bring in visitors.

(Bruce Brooks, Ward County Historical Society) "We can maintain ourselves. We can provide a lot of history and culture for the area. But it we were on our own, I'm afraid nobody would come over."

Another Historical Society official suggested re-arranging the village to take up less space - moving the buildings closer to the river to give the Fair the space it wants for a road and expansion.

(Glen Breuer, Ward County Historical Society) "We could have a little bit of yard in front of those buildings with everything backed along the river right there. And that would pave the way for a road or entryway that would go right past the front of all of those historic buildings, right in a row on the west side."

The group agreed to look into the possibility of moving the Pioneer Village buildings but keeping them on the Fairgrounds.

They also are looking into moving the Village to other locations including one near the Air Museum.

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