Phoenix will use $3.5 million of bond proceeds from a 2006 authorization to purchase the 92-acre site of the Pioneer Living History Museum from its new owners after being outbid for the property earlier this summer.

The City Council voted in July to spend $3.2 million of the bond funds for the land in an auction by the Arizona State Land Department, but Great Western Historical LLC outbid the city by $10,000.

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