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Washington County Commissioners meet for Sesquicentennial
Washington County Commissioners meeting for the Sesquicentennial celebration. Photo: David Brierley

Washington County 150th Anniversary

This county's sesquicentennial celebration incorporated regional history into a number of community activities. A regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners was conducted in 150-year-old costumes and in old-fashioned modes of speech, to the entertainment of residents. A photography contest was designed to produce images commemorating the county's unique qualities. Other events included a quilt exhibit, a county employee reunion, and a presentation by fifth-grade students to the Board of Commissioners about issues of concern to their generation. The celebration is documented in text, a videotape, photographs, and county publications.

Originally submitted by: Bill Luther, Representative (6th District).

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