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Turning a Spade of Dirt

Monday, January 04, 2010

Site of future home of MPHC to see construction activity in 2009

This summer the 4th Infantry Division returns from Ft. Hood, Texas to the Mountain Post after a fourteen year absence. The 4th Infantry Division has a storied history and legacy. Just as capturing the entire history of the Mountain Post from 1942 to present day is important, so is the preservation of the legacy of the 4th ID. Relocation of the 4th ID brings with it up to $750,000 in approved monies to construct a 5,000 square foot facility to display and store some of the Division’s valuable artifacts and pieces of history.

MPHC leaders recently met with the interim command of the 4th ID to discuss combining our efforts to ultimately complete a 30,000 square foot Historical Center, reflecting the entire history of the Mountain Post. Since moving their heritage from Ft. Hood to Ft. Carson and having a place to put it is a high priority, don’t be surprised to see dirt being moved and construction taking place in close proximity to the existing MPHC site prior to the end of 2009.

When a construction schedule is announced, expect supporters of the Mountain Post Historical Center to be invited to participate in “turning the first spade of dirt” in the first step toward completion of the Mountain Post Historical Center.



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The Mountain Post has a long and important history, from WWII through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Center, once completed, will tell the story of the men and women who have served our country at Fort Carson.

~Tom Wiersma, Director Public Works, Fort Carson, CO, and former US Army Captain.

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