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Contains correspondence, forms, lists, and newspapers related to the Pittsburg Bicentennial-Centennial celebration in 1976.

The Pittsburg Bicentennial-Centennial was the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the United States and the 100th anniversary of the city of Pittsburg, Kansas in 1976. The celebration was spearheaded by Edward T. McNally of McNally Pittsburg Manufacturing Corporation. He said the objective was “to celebrate our past in a unique town and instill a sense of pride in the past and the present.” A feature of the Centennial celebration was the Pittsburg Hall of Fame. This was a list of 100 people, approximately 10% alive at the time, that aided the building and development of Pittsburg. Carl Brown, chairman, created the Hall of Fame and with a committee selected the 100 people to be recognized. Planning for the events began in 1973 to celebrate the city’s centennial on its birthday, May 20, 1976, and the country’s bicentennial on July 4, 1976.

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Government and Law, Recreation and Tourism, Social Life and Customs


Education | History

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1 linear foot

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0330

Pittsburg Bicentennial-Centennial Collection, 1967-1976



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