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 By The Foundation for Historic Preservation

Last November, The Foundation for Historic Preservation nominated the City of Fredericktown for the federal designation of a “Preserve America” community. 

On April 1, 2005, the City and Citizens were awarded this designation because of their dedication to historic preservation.  Fredericktown was the first city in Missouri to be named a Preserve America community.

 Part of the federal award was a 20″ x 30″ 3M reflective “Preserve America” sign, suitable for display next to our city limit signs.  In addition, the City received a beautiful certificate, signed by First Lady, Laura Bush.  Mayor Kemp presented the Foundation with a copy of this certificate to hang at the Underriner House.

 Because we have four main entrances to town, local businesses purchased three additional signs to proudly announce our Preserve America status.

 Black River Electric Cooperative, Cap America and Sargent Construction purchased these three additional signs.  The signs will be located on Highway 72 West, Highway 72 East, Highway 67 North and Business 67 South (South Main Street).  All will be reading as visitors enter our city.

 Competitive matching grants are available for Preserve America communities. 

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