|Queen of the Ozarks Marion Weaver Bissett Hoblitt and her court reigned over the celebration of the city's Centennial in 1929 which included an elaborate historical pageant.|
Special days remembered.
A number of once-in-a-lifetime special observances are also part of the city's history.
In 1876, the nation's centennial was celebrated with festivities at Drury College. A wide range of activities, including a parade and spectacular pageant, were held in 1929 to help celebrate the city's 100th birthday.
In September of 1957, resident s celebrated after having been picked an All-American city by "Look Magazine."
Most recently, the community went all out with special programs and activities and a parade to celebrate the country's 200th birthday on July 4, 1976.
Now, 1979 provides yet another opportunity for celebration, of 150 years of life.
|Drury College was the site of a program in 1876 commemorating the 100th birthday of the country.|
|One of the lasting contributions of the Bicentennial celebration in 1976 was the establishment of a museum on College Street which later became the permanent Museum of the Ozarks which later moved to the Bentley House.|
The city celebrated, with a parade and other activities, its designation by Look Magazine as an All American City ion 1957.
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