ENGLEWOOD — Plans are under way locally to celebrate the fact that in 2016 the cities of Clayton and Union will be 200 years old and Englewood will be 175. In addition to each city holding its own special events, a community-wide festival is under consideration for later in the year.
All three cities will be putting up special street pole banners to announce the anniversaries when warm weather arrives. As plans for other events are finalized they will be announced in future issues of this newspaper.
RTHS has picked up on the street banner idea and decided to publish a keepsake 2016 commemorative photo calendar, “A BANNER YEAR,” that contains more than 100 historic and current photographs of the area. Sue Cummings and local printer David Brust designed and produced the calendar. Important dates in local history are given on most days of each month.
“For the first time, the Society’s calendar will include color in addition to black and white photos,” Cummings said. “Monthly photo pages contain town and city views, photos of the 1913 Flood and construction of Englewood Dam, early roads, traction lines and trains, plus pages dedicated to local businesses, churches, and schools.”
Copies of the calendar are $12 each and may be picked up at the RTHS History Center, 114 Valleyview Drive in Englewood from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Copies also are available at New and Olde Pages Book Shoppe, 856 Union Blvd. in Englewood. For those who wish to have copies mailed to their home, an order form can be downloaded from the RTHS website at www.rths.org or Facebook page. All proceeds go into the RTHS History Center’s operating fund.
Call (937) 832-1858 for more information.
Reach the Randolph Township Historical Society at (937) 832-1858.