Thursday, July 20, 2017

Covington Sesquicentennial

In 1963 Covington celebrated its Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of its official founding. Here are some photographs of that celebration, which included old-fashioned costumes, a beard-growing contest for the men, parades featuring old wagons and carts, and ceremonies at city hall. 

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Lucy McLachlan Burns and Jeanie Marsolan Bazer, (above) maids in the Sesquicentennial court, riding in the Sesquicentennial parade.

Thanks to Jeanie Marsolan Bazer for providing the photos above.

For more information on the Sesquicentennial, CLICK HERE.

The Bicentennial was celebrated in 2013.