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Final ghost town meeting tonight at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

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The final gathering for a popular series about ghost towns in Box Butte County is set to begin tonight.
 
Since September, members of the social group "Heritage Seekers" have been learning and talking about why some towns in the county have not lasted.

Knight Museum Director Becci Thomas says the gatherings have shed some light on Box Butte's past.

For example, Antioch had nearly 6,000 residents but only lasted for 10 years.

And at one point Berea, another "ghost town" had its own high school with a population of about 200 residents. 

Thomas says the history creates great dialogue.
 
"It's really been good for us and for the community to kind of see a different way of life because we talk about what brought these people here, what caused them to start they're own community and maybe what made them go away."
 
Tonight's meeting starts at 6:30 at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center.

Thomas says next month the group plans to talk about the history of schools in Alliance.

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