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A rough 150 years for Providence

August 8, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
The minuscule Providence, a once-thriving river town that peaked at about 3,000 residents and is now occupied by just one family, has faced more than a century of setbacks, beginning when the Missouri River changed course and left it high and dry in the 19th century. Now the Forum Development Group, which had consolidated the old Providence town site and about 1,200 acres in the area is, like the river before it, moving on. The property is for sale for about $36 million.

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