Arthur St. Clair in 1796. It was reported to be the most elaborate and largely attended affair ever held in Wooster up to that point in time. Those in attendance enjoyed parades, speeches and programs, music, and fireworks as part of the festivities. Most events where held in downtown Wooster or at the City Park behind the old high school (now the large field behind Cornerstone Elementary School).During August 10-15, 1896 residents throughout the county flocked to Wooster’s downtown to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original founding of Wayne County by Governor General
The first day was labeled the Inaugural Day and featured the Inaugural Day parade. The week of festivities kicked off with the grandest parade ever held in Wayne County, Ohio. The parade column was reported to be two miles in length and was led off by 18 marching bands and military units, followed by 80 floats, 5 more bands including the Cedar Valley Band on horseback, 77 buggies and wagons, plus several hundred people parading on foot.
The next day they had Education Day, which was followed by Soldiers Day, then came Church Day and Professional Day with programs presented by prominent doctors and lawyers in the county, and the week long festivities ended on Pioneer Day.
Honoring Wayne County: 1896 Centennial Celebration
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