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Although the federal government provided funds to demolish the downtown, the city had to rely on private developers to rebuild. Several submitted offers, but none followed through on their plans. In October 1978 City Council contracted with Huron River Development Corporation to construct several two-story buildings on the west side of the boat basin and named the complex Anchorpoint. (Video: Downtown Interrupted, 2009)

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In August 2011, the city of Huron received a two million dollar grant to demolish the ConAgra building, which was located on the eastern bank of the Huron River. It was demolished by Advanced Explosives Demolition Company on January 8, 2012.
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Thirty-two years after the state's first public hearing to discuss he relocation of U.S.6 and Rt. 2, the Huron Bypass was opened on August 30,1990.The 6.2-mile project, which began in 1986 and cost $60.36 million, was funded 80 % by the federal government and 20 % by the state, with the city of Huron paying for construction within the city limits. The first section of the Rt. 2 bypass, constructed in 1959, was named the "Jackie Mayer Highway" after Miss America 1963. The project was delayed several times because of lack of state funds and concerns by environmentalists and archaeologists who wanted to protect wetlands and sites of prehistoric Indians.
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Jacquelyn Mayer, Miss America 1963 is pictured with Ohio state representative at the opening ceremony of the Rt. 2 bypass in Huron.

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