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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Donation huge for depot project


Thanks to a generous donation from the GCC Trident Plant, The Railroad and Trident Heritage Center in Three Forks is one step closer to opening to the public.

According to Pat Townsend of the Three Forks Historical Society, GCC recently donated all the concrete work for a sidewalk project at the center. Townsend said the work extended the sidewalk in the front so it runs all the way to parking, had the sidewalk in the back of the building extended past where they had a gas line put in, and made the patio area on the west side of the building larger.

“It’s a huge deal and we appreciate their generous donation of their employees to do all this work,” she said.

Along with the project making the center more accessible, Townsend said the patio area will enable the historical society to host parties, fundraisers, and other events.

The work on the center began in 2011 when the depot was moved from Trident and Townsend is hopeful they can officially open this fall.

Work is continuing with windows and doors at the depot and Townsend thanked project manager Larry Wilcox for his thousands of hours of volunteer work. She said without his time and dedication they could not have done the project.

Prior to opening, society members will be moving in their collections and artifacts and Townsend is excited for the future.

She said people already stop by to see the building and it can be somewhere for rail road buffs and people who grew up in Trident to stop by.


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