Letter to the editor: Lawrence’s birthday

To the editor:

On Sept. 18, 2018, Lawrence will celebrate its 164th birthday. Sesquicentennial Point features a Walk through Time, beginning with 1854 and a tribute to Amos Lawrence, Plymouth Congregational Church and the First United Methodist Church. At the 2004 mark, a time capsule awaits the citizens of 2054, who will open it for Lawrence’s bicentennial.

By 2054, the Walk through Time will have stones for 200 years of Lawrence history, ending at an amphitheater overlooking Clinton Lake. You can learn more about Sesquicentennial Point at lprd.org

In 1954, Lawrence citizens celebrated the 100th birthday of Lawrence with a beautiful park at Ninth and Iowa. Centennial Park 64 years ago seemed to be way out west, and now it is much closer to the geographic center of our city!

Centennial Park and Sesquicentennial Point are gifts to Lawrence, celebrating its dynamic growth and its diverse history. Happy 164th birthday, Lawrence!

Clenece Hills,



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