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Sherman Adds Ag Building to Museum
The Dalles Chronicle
6/18/99

MORO--Once again Sherman County's people have come to the farm front. This time they hope to maintain a link between the masses and the farm. That link is critical to the long term future of farming.

On Sunday some 100 local people led by the wheat producers dedicated a new agricultural exhibit building now part of the county historical museum.

They will develop the story of agriculture in the county where grain commodity organizations were born in 1926.

The story line will be developed with farming and conservation equipment with graphic displays.

Carsten von Borstel of Grass Valley and Nancy Fields of Wasco were the museum's society's volunteer project leaders.

The 35 by 108-foot steel building is adjacent to the Sherman County Historical Museum. The museum won the U.S.-Canadian Museum Association award for best interpretation of a story in a museum run entirely by volunteers.

Museum coordinator Sherry Kaseberg said the farm building project cost $110,387. Project receipts will be $108,704 on receipt of an Oregon Economic Development Department (OEDD) grant of $7,000. Project costs paid to date are $97,276 with $13,111 payable.

 

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