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County-funded Museum will be Sprinkled Throughout Cabela's

County-funded Museum will be Sprinkled Throughout Cabela's

Posted - Oct. 6, 2004 at 7:24 a.m.



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Utah County Commissioners have made good on their two (M) million pledge for a new museum to be included with the Cabela's retail store when it opens next year in Lehi.

But patrons and residents footing the bill shouldn't expect a stand-alone museum dedicated to wildlife.

Instead, the money will buy the equivalent of seven-thousand-square-feet of the store for exhibits. Those will be mixed in with the tents, fishing poles, clothing and other items that the outdoor retailer sells.

County Commissioner Jerry Grover says they knew from the start that the money wouldn't be financing a separate building.

He says as long as the county is assured a dollar-for-dollar value, he's fine with Cabela's sprinkling the taxpayer-funded displays throughout the 150-thousand-square-foot store.

The two (M) million dollars in bonds will be repaid with revenue collected from the recently imposed car rental tax.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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