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Project To Move SD Train Depot Gets Money Boost



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An effort to move the century-old Fort Pierre train depot back home has gotten a big financial boost.
 
The state Department of Transportation Commission has approved a $500,000 allocation from the state's share of the federal gas tax. The money will help the project to move the depot from rural Faith to a site on U.S. Highway 83 in Fort Pierre and renovate it as a tourist attraction.
 
The depot was put to use in 1906. It was sold as surplus in 1964 and moved to a ranch to be used for storage. Moving it back to Fort Pierre will cost about $750,000. Private donations and in-kind contributions also will be used. About $125,000 is still needed.
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