Monday, July 11, 2011

35 yrs ago

Thirty-five years ago our country celebrated its Bicentennial on July 4th, 1976. The City of Reedsburg celebrated as the “City of Flags” a unique designation which no other city in the nation enjoyed. There were fifty-two special events during the year long celebration and flags were flown 24 hours a day during the year. We have in our collection the pamphlet “Reedsburg, City of Flags” which is filled with pictures, and information on all of the events and the citizens who put on the celebration. This year the city added a new memorial, the Reedsburg Veterans Memorial. Thirty-five years ago a monument was dedicated on July 5, 1976 on the north side of the Baraboo River Main Street Bridge. The Bicentennial Monument commemorates Reedsburg’s participation in the Nation’s Bicentennial and as a memorial to all who helped settle our community. Did you know the ax on the side of the Wisconsin pine timber was used by the Kleeber Family when they settled in the area. In 2076 we will discover what’s included in the time capsule inside the base of the monument.

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