Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, Dec. 27, 1990 -- Staunton's Second Centennial -- New Years Day is next week. It starts 1991, an important year in Staunton when we celebrate our second Centennial. The first Centennial, in 1959 commemorated the fact that the 1858 Census showed that Staunton had a population of 350 people and therefore could become an incorporated village of the State of Illinois and have its first elected government officials, and Board of Trustees. We celebrated the 100th anniversary of that accomplishment in 1959 with a week long celebration including parades, speeches, street dances, a fair in the...

 

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