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Keeping History Alive on the Fourth of July

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Retired postmaster George Zeman is in awe of this old mail wagon from the early 1900's.

"They have a great collection," says Zeman.

This piece of history is just one of the things you will find when touring through Bonanzaville in West Fargo.

"These old buildings have quite the story to tell," says Randy Otte of Fargo.

Otte says there is nothing better then spending the fourth, among items of the past.

"There is a really cool phone section. And you see how things were done before," says Otte.

And it's not just Randy celebrating out here,
people came in droves to see what this historic place was all about.

"I think it is a hidden treasure," says Ryan Goodman of Fargo.

Organizers say events like these not only allow visitors to take a step back into time but it allows them to keep the history alive and the doors open.

"We depend on admissions and support and having this really helps," says Troy White, Executive Director of Bonanzaville.

It helps a non-profit organization that is just trying to give a part of the past to generations to come.

"More and more people are realizing we are here in the community," says White.

For some visitors here today, they're thankful that on America's independence day, they can remember our history firsthand.

"It's really important that we have this here and important that people come out," says Goodman.

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