World War I monument dedication delayed

July 4 celebration of historical monument on hold due to construction in Hanna

A World War I monument restored over the winter was not presented to the public on July 4 as the Hanna Basin Historical Society (HBHS) board had hoped. About two weeks ago, the HBHS board decided, with all the construction around the monument, it was not a good time to try and have a re-dedication ceremony.

The monument sits on a site which has been temporarily taken over by C. J. Mahan Construction Company (Mahan) for cement production. The company is contracted by AML (Abandoned Mine Lands) to fill the tunnels created by Hanna's past mining history. For the future of the town to be safe,...


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