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Depot relocation inches closer to reality

Cheney organization nears agreement on language for transfer of portion of property


October 26, 2017

John McCallum

The first permanent structure on the future home of Cheney's Northern Pacific Railroad depot is this sign, erected by Boy Scout Eagle candidate Ben Rose.

Piece by piece - even if small pieces - the relocation of Cheney's former Northern Pacific Railroad depot is slowly coming together.

The latest piece involves creation and installation of a sign for the depot at its future home on First Street. The sign was an Eagle Scout project for candidate Ben Rose, who coordinated the work.

Cheney Depot Society board member Sue Beeman said Rose, who is the grandson of Historic Preservation Commission member Martin Seedorf, did all of legwork to get the sign up, beginning with research on the proper lettering style, size and materials. Rose also had to...

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