December 30, 2010
The Marcia Car, which is owned by the Craig Chamber of Commerce, is in need of maintenance totaling $15,950. The Chamber has been awarded a $11,484 grant by the Colorado Historical Society and a $500 grant by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. The Chamber hopes to raise the additional funds through private donations.
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Christina Oxley, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, said her organization is in a unique position. “It’s not often that a Chamber of Commerce owns a historical asset,” Oxley said. “Maintaining that historical asset is kind of difficult.” The asset is the 103-year-old Marcia Car, a train car that once belonged to David Moffat, whom Moffat County is named after.