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Feds award California tribe $1M for visitor
September 2011 Indian Country
A Northern California tribe expects to break ground soon on a
new visitor center in Klamath after securing a little more than
$1 million in federal funding.
The $1.08 million grant from the U.S. Department of
Transportation to the Yurok Tribe was announced by Democratic
Congressman Mike Thompson of St. Helena.
The money will be used to build a 2,500-square-foot visitor
center off Highway 101 that will highlight the culture of the
Yurok and other tribes and provide general information about
activities in Northern California.
Yurok Transportation Manager Joseph James said construction is
expected to be completed by the end of next summer. The total
cost of the project is $1.2 million, with the Yurok making up
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