Amnicon celebrates centennialThe residents of the town of Amnicon, past and present, and neighboring communities are eagerly awaiting the release of the Town of Amnicon’s 100-year centennial book, “Amnicon from the beginning” (a window into the past).
The residents of the town of Amnicon, past and present, and neighboring communities are eagerly awaiting the release of the Town of Amnicon’s 100-year centennial book, “Amnicon from the beginning” (a window into the past).
The window into the past is a 400-page book that starts with the ice age, and takes you through the Indian age, Indian wars, the fur-trading era and early homesteading.
It includes information on the logging and copper mining, railroads, farming and other businesses and industries, and family and school histories dating back to the 1800s.
The centennial committee gathered information, interviewed people and wrote about the way life was through the years.
The book also has many pictures, maps and aerial photos.
Jennie Castleberry, a noted historian published author has put all this information and pictures into a 400 page book.
The centennial celebration runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11.
The Amnicon Fire Department will be hosting a barbecue, with a variety of delicious food, starting at 11 a.m.
James Pellman author and historian will be the keynote speaker at 1 p.m., and talks about the town’s history.
There will be demonstrations on blacksmithing and spinning wool. Many articles will be on display from our history, logging, farming, mining including things grandma used to cook and do around the house.
There will be no admission charged, food will be reasonably priced.
The celebration will be held at the Amnicon Town Hall, about 15 minutes south east of Superior on Highway 2 in Wentworth.
Books will be available for $20 each.