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Published October 17, 2009, 07:35 PM

Bonanzaville gets grain elevator

The Bonanzaville USA museum and historical village at West Fargo has commemorated the agricultural history of the Red River Valley for more than 40 years, but it has never had a grain elevator.

By: Associated Press, Grand Forks Herald

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Bonanzaville USA museum and historical village at West Fargo has commemorated the agricultural history of the Red River Valley for more than 40 years, but it has never had a grain elevator.

A 1920s-era elevator from the old Trangsrud family farm near Kindred has now been donated to the village. It joins other attractions that include a drugstore, courthouse, general store, school, sheriff’s office and railroad depot.

Bonanzaville director Bruce Whitmarsh says the elevator, which resembles a red barn, is in “wonderful” shape.

It is being donated by Hank and Joyce Trangsrud, who recently built a home in West Fargo. The family also has donated the original home on the farmstead.

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