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Grinnell Sesquicentennial 1854-2004

The Jewel of the Prairie

Come to Grinnell's Sesquicentennial Celebration - 150 years young in 2004! Founded in 1854, the township of Grinnell is named after abolitionist Josiah B. Grinnell, the young man to whom Horace Greeley gave his famous advice: "Go West, young man, go West."

In 2004, Grinnell will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding - and we invite you to participate! Beginning with our Kickoff Gala in November 2003, we will be providing a wide range of exciting activities and events celebrating one hundred and fifty years of Grinnell's heritage.

To see what's coming up, take a look at our calendar. You'll find historical exhibits and tours, festivals, and the biggest Fourth of July celebration in our community's history! Find out why Grinnell is featured in the book, "The 100 Best Small Towns in America" and as one of America's "Prettiest Painted Places" by Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute. And be sure to visit one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges - Grinnell College.

Questions? Call or email - we look forward to seeing you at the Grinnell Sesquicentennial!

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