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Michigan

BRANCH COUNTY

emi-Centennial day was ushered in by the ringing of the church, school and fire bells. At an early hour those living near to town began to arrive, and the Channel City Band and various societies prepared to receive their guests. The train which arrived from the west at 5: 35 brought a number of visitors, and the special train from Coldwater at 8: 30 brought ten car loads of people who were to help in the celebration. Among them were the Light Guards, Odd Fellows, Firemen and members of the G. A. R. of Coldwater, together with the Grange of that township, societies from Bronson and other towns. From this hour until past noon by train and by wagon, the hosts were emptied into our gaily decorated streets. The decorations are worthy a more extended notice than it is possible to give this week. The entire business portion of Quincy was almost hidden in the gay display of bunting, small flags, shields of "welcome, " and various devices used in trimming, while the resident portion of the village was with very few exceptions, bedecked with the stars and stripes and fancy lanterns. It was hardly possible for a town to be more tastefully and thoroughly decorated. At 10: 30 A. M. Maj. C. W. Bennett, as marshal, and his able assistants formed the procession, and gave the signal to move, which was done in the following order:
AID—MARSHAL—AID
Channel City Band
Coldwater Light Guards—36 men
C. 0. Loomis Post, G. A. R., —40 men
Butterworth Post, G. A. R., —50 men
ASSISTANT MARSHAL

Chief of Fire Dep't and visiting Chiefs
Quincy Fire Department, —70
men Coldwater Steamer Company, —25 men

BRANCH COUNTY MICHIGAN


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