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Aspiring Eagle Scout creates audio tours for Bonanzaville

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A 15-year-old aspiring Eagle Scout invented one of Bonanzaville’s newest features.

The historical museum will now feature audio tours that can be accessed by visitors via a smartphone or online at any time.

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The recordings summarize the signs that are around the building as well as add little tidbits of information that can’t be found on the signs.

Mitchell Dockter, 15, helped create the recordings as part of his Eagle Scout project after his uncle, who is legally blind, came to visit him in Fargo.

After visiting several area attractions, his uncle told Mitchell it would be nice to make some of these spots more accessible to the blind.

Mitchell, with the help of other Scouts, family and friends, wrote scripts, recorded the audio and put it all on Bonanzaville’s website.

“I thought it would be a cool place to do it, because a lot of people visit there and I wanted to make all the information about the old buildings accessible to blind people,” Dockter said in a release from Bonanzaville.

Bonanzaville summer hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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