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Moniteau County Historical Society breaks ground

Moniteau County Historical Society breaks ground

May 30th, 2012 in News

With "golden shovels" ground is broken for the new addition to the Moniteau County Historical Society on Saturday, May 26. From left are James Albin, Paul Jungmeyer, Pam Green, Raymond Hader, David Jungmeyer, Richard Schroeder, Carl Gatlin, Harold Haldiman and Betty Williamson.

Photo by David Wilson

Ground was broken Saturday morning, May 26, for the new expansion of the Moniteau County Historical Society.

The genealogy library research center expansion will be added to the west end of the current building and will extend about 60 feet. The current building was renovated by California Progress, Inc. (CPI) and became the Moniteau County Historical Society in 1994. before that time, the library consisted of three file drawers in a single file cabinet. By 1995, the 20 by 24 foot reading room was too small. It has continued growing and a recent acquisition made it necessary for an additional expansion.

For more of this story check out the May 30 issue of the California Democrat.