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Gilbertville Depot celebrates 100th birthday

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GILBERTVILLE (KWWL) -

People gathered in Gilbertville Saturday to celebrate a birthday.

Not for someone - but for something.

The Gilbertville depot turns 100 years old Saturday.

The building was scheduled to be torn down earlier this year, but a non-profit group formed to preserve it.

Originally, the building was scheduled to be torn down, and a new bathrooms built along the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. However, the cost of a new facility would have been greater than the cost of remodeling the depot.

So the building has now made it to the 100-year mark.

Plans are in the works for the depot to have restrooms and fresh water for riders on the bike trail, and a community room is planned as well.

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