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Conservation Building

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 29, 2019

This postcard shows the Conservation Building on the Fairgrounds in 1958; it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934. The fountain shown in this image was replaced by the Fish Pond in 1971, the same year the building's name changed to the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) Building. 
The Fish Pond is an upgrade, wouldn't you agree?