Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration
— July 4-8, 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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
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. The marker is at the Moore Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7239 Huron Avenue, Lexington MI 48450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Buel Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 9.6 miles away); Museum Church (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.