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Lexington in Sanilac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration

Lexington, Michigan

 

—July 4-8, 1984 —

 
Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 19, 2015
1. Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration Marker
Inscription. The first white settlers came to Lexington in 1834 so it was appropriate that the village was the center of the Sesquicentennial Celebration honoring Sanilac County July 4-8th, 1984.

A spectacular parade and fireworks commemorated the Fourth, home tours and walks about the village on the 7th and 8th along with the blessing of the fleet completed the major parts of the celebration. A county flag was designed and a "History of Sanilac County, 1834-1984" was published.

There were numerous smaller activities going on throughout the days of the celebration. Roving musicians, acrobats and jugglers performed. A puppet show, a variety show and a pet show also provided entertainment. People enjoyed several outdoor evening dances. The Port Sanilac choral group presented a program as did gospel singers. The Buckskinners encamped here and a sailboat race was held. Abraham Lincoln, accompanied by men from the Tenth Michigan Infantry, could be seen greeting people on the streets each day.

Officials and other citizens from the county, townships, cities and villages were involvded in the activities depicting the rich heritage and great future of Sanilac County.

The culmination of the historic year was the reenactment of the Civil War battle "Action at Buzzards Roost, Georgia" by the Tenth Michigan Infantry during their
Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 19, 2015
2. Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration Marker
encampment at Lexington July 4-7, 1985.
 
Location. 43° 16.106′ N, 82° 31.887′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Michigan, in Sanilac County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 90 and State Highway 25, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 90. Click for map. The marker is at the Moore Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7239 Huron Avenue, Lexington MI 48450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Town Hall and Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patrick J. Tierney (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Trinity Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Croswell's Swinging Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Great Storm of 1913 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Museum Church (approx. 10.8 miles away); Loop-Harrison House (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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