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Michigan

BRANCH COUNTY

An executive committee was appointed consisting of Messrs. J. H. Jones, J. B. Sutton, C. McKay, O. S. Williamson, J. J. Badgley, F. E. Marsh, Jr., C. W. Bennett. M. D. Campbell, Luke Joseph, C. V. R. Pond, R. K. Twadell, Ed. Finn, Hiram Bennett. M. M. Brown, with power to prepare for the celebration. At the first meeting of the executive committee it was urged that the day named should be changed, as not sufficient time elapsed to make proper preparation, and the date was changed to Wednesday, October 3d. No committee ever appointed, labored more faithfully to make a celebration what this one was. a grand success. Day and night either on sub-committees or in committee of the whole, some of the members gave their almost entire time and attention, forsaking private interests for the good of their town. But all the honor, if there is any to be bestowed, must be given to Rev. J. E. Fisher, for thinking of the opportunity to thug celebrate. The continued dry weather caused many an anxious mind, lest the 3d of October should be a rainy day. Extensive preparations were being made by the citizens to take a part in the parade. A rain would interfere with their desire. The days passed and Monday night brought a heavy rain. Tuesday morning the streets showed the beneficent effects of the rain, the dust had been laid, the clouds were passing away, but would it rain to-morrow? Some said "yes" others said, "well, we will prepare for the celebration any way, " and at it they went, Tuesday night Chicago street in its business portion presented a gala appearance ready for the morrow.

BRANCH COUNTY MICHIGAN


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