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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Stratford celebrations,   pp. 253-263


Page 254

Stratford knows how to throw a fun celebration. As we make plans for our Centennial Event we have a lot of experience from
which to draw. The above photograph is believed to be a 4th of July Celebration just after World War I. Photo courtesy of the
Connor Family.
In 1956 Stratford cele-                   1956 Lumberjack Days
brated its 65th Birthday. It was
a lumberjack day to remember
as several thousand people
jammed the streets of Stratford
to enjoy the fun. The sponsor-
ing organizations were: Me-                                         E  ROlORD
morial Post 6352, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, and Hekedish-
Kremin Post 307, American                                              7[
Legion. The parade was the                                                        0
highlight of the weekend,
being almost a mile long.
There were old model cars,
old-time buggies and bands.
Reigning over the cele-
bration was Miss Dorothy
Riehle, the queen of Lumber-
jack Days. Runners-up, the
princesses, were Caryol Da-
mon and Judy Ulrich. Gordon
Connor, a decendant of W.D.
and Robert Connor Sr., re-
called the early days by read-
ing from an early company         Courtesy Mrs. Harold Skrenes
ledger.


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