Stratford celebrations, pp. 253-263
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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