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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pelhamville Bicentennial Celebration in 1894

On July 4, 1894, the tiny little hamlet of Pehamville celebrated the bicentennial of its "settlement".  There were fireworks, orations and more.

Oddly enough, I have yet to identify what the little hamlet considered to be its initial settlement in 1694. . . . . . .

Below is a brief reference to the celebration that appeared in the July 5, 1894 issue of the New-York Tribune.


Pelhamville yesterday celebrated the two-hundredth anniversary of its settlement.  There were orations, music and games in the day, and the evening was devoted to a display of fireworks and to other amusements.  Hundreds of people from the surrounding towns and cities took part."

Source:  Pelhamville, New-York Tribune, Jul. 5, 1894, p. 12, col. 1.

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