Current efforts to save the historic railroad depot in Aberdeen are to be commended and encouraged. The depot, the oldest in Mississippi, is a symbol of the community and times gone by that should be saved.

Many communities in Mississippi and across the country relied heavily on the railroad for economic success in the late 1800s and early 1900s - Aberdeen was no different.

The railroad depot, which once provided a great source of economic stability for Aberdeen, could once again draw crowds from neighboring communities and states. The idea of transforming the structure into a farmer's market could become a popular attraction for the city of Aberdeen, and once again provide an economic benefit to the city.

To lose the railroad depot, would be a travesty for the city of Aberdeen, its citizens and the people of the State of Mississippi. Every effort should be made to see a restoration project come to fruition in the coming months.

Restoring Aberdeen's history may mean a stronger future for the city and those living and working in the city.

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