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Downtown beautification now underway

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Leader photo by NANCY BERGERON

Ruston’s historic downtown Railroad Park is getting a makeover. Crews began uprooting trees this morning as part of the project that will entail removing soil, some of the existing sidewalk and all of the trees. The trees will be replaced with 25- to 45-foot-tall oak trees that will offer shade immediately, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said. The park is expected to be ready for annual holiday season events typically held there.

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