Visions of San Pierre's Future
Historic Railroad Crossing - New Depot & Trailhead
As much as possible, work to preserve open space, forests and agricultural lands at the edges of town.
Information kiosks and public sign boards announce local events at locations in town where people tend to gather. Signs can promote upcoming movies in the park, a regularly scheduled farmers' market, the Volunteer Fire Department's Semi-Annual Fish Fry, and other community events.
The historic crossing of the New York Central and Monon Railroads can be marked with a special trail crossing, perhaps withsomething as simple as a change in surface material.
The original passenger depot, freight houses and grain elevator which once marked this important spot no longer exist. It is possible, however, to reconstruct a depot structure to serve as a trailhead for travelers on the San Pierre Trail System. This structure could provide bicycle rental and repair, kiosks for tourist information and trail maps, and a location for community events. Located along US 421 at the south edge of town, the depot could also serve as a welcome center to San Pierre.
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