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Fort Assinniboine gets a boost


August 20, 2002

A project begun 14 years ago or rather 123 years ago has received new life.

The Havre City Council on Monday approved adding $27,186 of Community Transportation Enhancement Project money to work on stabilizing the post trader's building at Fort Assinniboine, about six miles south of Havre.

Construction of the fort, which houses Montana State University's Northern Agricultural Research Center, began in 1879, and Craig Erickson said during the meeting that the building's age shows.

"If it's not the oldest building in Hill County, it is one of the oldest in our community," he said. "And it loo...

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