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Historical Village discusses future growth

August 3, 2013

The Ward County Historical Society Pioneer Village had about 3,700 visitors during the State Fair last week, according to Sue Began, site director....

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Aug-03-13 10:07 AM

I agree with Frank. Tearing down the buildings we have to build new is foolish. There are few motels out by the fairgrounds. If there is going to be a new convention center, build it someplace else. What does a convention center have to do with improving the fair? I do kind of like the idea of putting the pioneer village in the hands of the park system. It looks great right where it is too.

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Aug-03-13 7:34 AM

A fair is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or funfair entertainment.

Building a convention center at the fairgrounds will displace a lot of activities, groups, and events we associate with this annual event.

There are more suitable locations to build a convention center, and we have to ask if it is appropriate to use public dollars and public property to build a center that will compete with local hotels and businesses.

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