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Archive for Sunday, July 3, 2011

40 years ago: Old Jefferson Town to be dedicated in Oskaloosa

July 3, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 3, 1971:

A flag-raising ceremony was scheduled for July 9 to kick of the dedication of Old Jefferson Town on U.S. 59 in Oskaloosa, Kansas. The project, backed by the Jefferson County Historical Society, was intended to show visitors a recreated village of the 1880s. The first three buildings of the village were to be open to the public for the first time, and special exhibits would also be on display. The buildings had been renovated and painted in their original colors: the Reynolds Country Store from McLouth in yellow, the chapel in white and the Wellman School (formerly on Wellman Road) in red. Future plans called for the relocation of the old Winchester jail, an old bank, and a farm house and barn.

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