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The sesquicentennial,   pp. 282-[283] PDF (986.8 KB)

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The Sesquicentennial 
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Above: GoenrTommy Thompson attended the celebration of Adams County's 150th
birthday on March 11, 1998. (l-r, 
standing) State Senator Robert Welch, Sesquicentennial Committee members
Charlie Gripentrog, Joyce Kirsenlohr 
Helmer Lecy, Tom Flick, Michael Goc, Harry Davis, Lucille Davis, (seated)
Dave Repinski, Governor Thompson, County 
Board Chair Ted Albasini.                                       ___________________
Adams County celebrated its Sesquicentennial and that of the state   z '"
with--to mention a few-- parades, fireworks, school programs. tee       
shirts, sweatshirts, a historical calendar, a quilt patch, pins, 
ornaments, school programs, visits to the Capitol, postal cancella-     
tions, ham radio, a new flag and a time capsule. Right: Artist Pat      
Livingston rendered Roche-A-Cri Mound for use on the Sesquicen- 
tennial postal cachet. Below Left: Charlie Gripentrog and parade 
queens at Hillsboro. Charlie carried the Adams County Sesquicen- 
tennial flag in a parade in Wisconsin nearly every weekend in the       
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summer of 1998. Below Right: The Sesquicentennial time capsule   - 
rode in an antique sleigh on its way to burial in the court house 
lawn during the annual Christmas Parade of 1998. Harry and              
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Lucille Davis with Rachel Goc and Japanese exchange student         Roche-A-C,-i
Mound, Aams County, Wisconsin 
Keiko Ono who decorated the sleigh.                               Adams County
Sesquicentennial 1848-1998 

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