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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Ground breaking on Ice Age Flood Museum


September 24, 2020

Left to right, Lloyd Stoess, Ice Age Floods Institute; Kylie Fullmer, Whitman County Library Director; Dean Kinze, Whitman County Commissioner; Kristine Meyer, Port of Whitman Commissioner; Alex McGregor, LaCrosse Community Pride; Tom Kammerzell, Port of Whitman Commissioner; Peggy Bryan, LaCrosse Community Pride, and Jeff Pietila, LaCrosss Community Pride President. "Golden" shovels are used to break ground on the restoration project, Sept. 18.

LaCROSSE-Representatives from LaCrosse Community Pride, Port of Whitman County, Whitman County Library, Whitman County Commissioners and The McGregor Company gathered Friday morning for the ground breaking on the project to turn the basalt rock houses into a Heritage Museum and Ice Age Floods Visitor Center. The fifteen people stood in a spread out circle as Alex McGregor gave an opening address.

"The Center will provide us the opportunity to display an extensive collection of historical exhibits and images from Whitman County Library's online County Heritage collection. It will be a remar...

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