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Historic photo

Aug 11, 2019

August 1953 marked the 100th birthday of the granting of the Belfast City Charter. The headline in The Republican Journal read, "City of Belfast to celebrate its 100th birthday commencing August 14, three-day centennial to be historic and festive occasion.” On Friday, Belfast Mayor Lewis F. Greene donned 1853 formal attire and opened the event in front of City Hall. Several members of the city government, similarly dressed, re-enacted the original granting of the City Charter. From left are Sam Cassida, Chet Grady, Virgil Fowles Sr., Mayor Greene, Raymond H. Paul and Charles Murray.

Photo courtesy of Belfast Museum.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Jon Jenckes | Aug 12, 2019 10:57

Great old photo and great group of business men in those days/ 1st y ear at CROSBY

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