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The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board to begin work on Historic Airport Fountain next week

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Published: May. 27, 2020 at 6:23 PM CDT
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The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board has been planning on restoring the Historic Airport Fountain for almost eight years. They had to make sure the weather was appropriate due to replacing the tile, on the lower bowl of the fountain.

"The sooner the better we can get this project completed. It has been a long time in the making and the preservation board has worked very hard."

The project is co-funded by the Historic Preservation Board along with two grants (The Wyoming Certified Local Government from the State Historic Preservation Office, and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund). The Preservation Board has put up almost $30,000 of their own funds, as well as $11,000 from the 2016 class of chamber leadership. They still need anywhere from $100,000-$125,000 to do the terracotta restoration.

"To turn the water back on and show people that this beauty is a water fountain is so important. People also don't understand that this fountain symbolizes aviation history in Cheyenne and the importance that we had in the growth and development in aviation in this country."

They'll start the restoration process on June 1, 2020. For more information on making donations, visit: https://www.cheyennecity.org/322/Historic-Preservation-Board; or : https://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.historicpreservation/.

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