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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation gives $500,000 for Glacier's 100th anniversary

January 13, 2009View for printing

A railroad has continued its longstanding love affair with a big, beautiful park.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation provide a $500,000 gift over five years for Glacier National Park's 100th anniversary in 2010, officials said Monday.

"We are ecstatic about this wonderful gift," said Jane Ratzlaff, executive director of the Glacier National Park Fund . She said the campaign's goal is $3.5 million, so the railroad's gift is fully one-seventh of the total goal.

By RICHARD ECKE • Tribune Staff Writer

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