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James Baughn

An overlooked bicentennial

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 10:58 PM


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  • As usual, a fascinating blog on little known facts. I'm not surprised that none of the five counties are even acknowledging the anniversity. They are far too busy creating more bureaucracy that costs the tax payer money and inconvenience but contributes little to improve our society. Like Jim White of KMOX Radio used to say: You can't fix stupid!

    -- Posted by tuffoldbird on Thu, Sep 27, 2012, at 11:32 PM
  • Attention tuffoldbird. Check out the Suntimesnews Online, nice article about how Ste. Genevieve is observing the 200th anniversary with a number of activities Monday, October 1st.

    Look in the mirror please the next time you quote Jim White.

    -- Posted by Observer1 on Fri, Sep 28, 2012, at 7:34 AM
  • Published September 21, 2012

    Ste. Genevieve County to celebrate its 200th Anniversary

    STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve County, one of the first five counties established in the Territory of Missouri in October 1812, will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Monday, October 1, 2012 beginning at 10 a.m.

    The ceremony will be held in front of the courthouse located at 55 S. 3rd Street in historic Ste. Genevieve.

    It will include recognition of the history of the county, its citizens, elected officials, employees, and those who served in the military. The anniversary will be commemorated with proclamations by our state representative and senator as well as our representative in Congress. Also included will be the dedication of a memorial tree and placement of a time capsule.

    St. Francois and Perry counties as well as parts of Jefferson, Madison, and Iron counties were in the original Ste. Genevieve County boundaries established in 1812.

    Following the ceremony, the courthouse, sheriff, ambulance district, and health services buildings will be open for tours until 3 p.m.

    A presentation on the history of Ste. Genevieve County will be given at 2 p.m. in the courtroom of the courthouse.

    This event is free to the public

    For more information contact Bob Mueller at 573-883-3290.

    For more information, contact Gary Scheel at 573-883-9397

    -- Posted by Observer1 on Fri, Sep 28, 2012, at 7:38 AM
  • Observer1: I'm glad to see that Ste. Genevieve County is taking advantage of this.

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Fri, Sep 28, 2012, at 12:17 PM