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Be a Depot Defender The Depot in Milwaukee Park

The Depot Defender Project to move and repurpose the Northern Pacific Railroad Trident Depot has been progressing for over six years towards the creation of The Railroad and Trident Heritage Center, a new museum for the Missouri River headwaters area. As reported by several local papers (see links below), the Trident depot was moved to Milwaukee Park on July 27, 2011 and the footings were poured on August 22, 2011. Maverick Masonry was selected to build the brick foundation under the building and in March 2012 the depot's was eased down to its new permanent home.
In May 2017, the exterior work was completed, including the park landscaping, parking area, sidewalks, and masonry coating of the lower portion of building.

The 2017 Ice Cream Social will be held Thursday, September 14 at the depot, 5 pm to 8 pm. Free home-made ice cream, hot dogs and refreshments will be served. Home-made baked goods will also be for sale. Hope to see you there!

Over $123,000 has been raised so far, and a CTEP grants have added another $80,000 to funding.

Over 290 people and groups have purchased the $100 Memorial Bricks and several fundraising events have brought in additional funds. Some of the bricks have already been placed near the main entrance to the Depot.

The Phase 2 fundraising consists of sponsorship of the freight doors, large windows and the beautiful lattice windows. Details are available in the April 2017 edition of the Headwaters Interpreter.

For $25 anyone can become a Depot Defender and receive a great t-shirt (grey or white) to proudly wear and promote the project. Used the contact information below to become a Depot Defender and order your t-shirt. Shipping and handling will be added as necessary.

Belgrade News's March 2011 article
Photos of the move on Facebook
As reported in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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