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9-11 beam displayed at fair

A tribute to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks Sept. 11 is at the Nevada County Fair.

An I-beam recovered from Ground Zero in New York is on display in the Main Street Center building.

Arrangements for the display were made by the county Superintendent of Schools Office. Parts of the destroyed buildings have been made available to nonprofit organizations and schools, according to Diana Kubich, support services secretary.

“The challenge was to find someone in New York to go to Ground Zero, pick it up, crate it and ship it off,” Kubich said. “We found a place called the Packaging Store … They used to be three blocks from the Trade Center, so they felt involved.”

Following its appearance at the fair, the I-beam will spend a week on display at Rood Administrative Center, at Grass Valley and Nevada City’s city halls, and at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Then it will become part of a display at the Imaginarium in Nevada City from Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.

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