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Plaque Unveiling. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Plaque Unveiling

Pinedale talk by Ann Noble. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Pinedale talk by Ann Noble
Pinedale Celebrates 100 Years!
1904 - 2004
by Dawn Ballou
September 25, 2004

On Saturday, September 25th, under gorgeous blue skies and sunny warm temperatures, the town of Pinedale celebrated its 100th Centennial.

The highlight focus of the day celebrating our 100 years in existence, was the plaque ceremony dedicating Pinedale's first historic district, the original 4 blocks that comprised Pinedale in 1904. Pinedale Mayor Rose Skinner, and Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin, unveiled the plaque in front of a large crowd at the corner of Franklin and Pine Street. The plaque ceremony was followed by a walking tour and horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic district blocks with stops where local historian Ann Noble talked about the specific buildings in that area. Later in the afternoon, Ann Noble gave a talk about Pinedale's history to a packed house in McGregor's Pub, the only remaining original building in the historic district.

Other festivities during the day included a half marathon and several fun walk/runs, a chili cook-off, BBQ lunch, and parade of stores. The evening was capped off by the Centennial Gala at Rendezvous Pointe, Pinedale's new senior citizen center, with entertainment by In-Cahoots, Cowboy Poet Andy Nelson, and dancing to local band Legend.

The Centennial events were sponsored by the Sublette County Historic Preservation Board, the Sublette County Historical Society, the Town of Pinedale, the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce, Encana and Sublink Stage. Special thanks to Laurie Hartwig, Ann Noble, Clint Gilchrist, Kathy & Eric Sechrist, Carmel Kail, Robyn Blackburn, McGregor's Pub, Rendezvous Pointe and all the many volunteers and businesses who helped to make the Centennial events a huge success.

Centennial BBQ. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Centennial BBQ

Welcome runners. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Welcome runners

Half Marathon Finish. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Half Marathon Finish

Done running. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Done running

Mayor Rose Award. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Mayor Rose Award

George and the Daniel Chicks. Photo by Pinedale Online.
George and the Daniel Chicks

BBQ Food Line. Photo by Pinedale Online.
BBQ Food Line

Chili all gone. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Chili all gone

Organizer Kathy Sechrist. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Organizer Kathy Sechrist

Kids playing at BBQ. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Kids playing at BBQ

Covered Plaque. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Covered Plaque

Historic District Dedication. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Historic District Dedication

Historian Ann Noble. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Historian Ann Noble

Historic District Tour. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Historic District Tour

Wagon tour of Historic District. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Wagon tour of Historic District

Historic Questions and Answers. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Historic Questions and Answers

Pinedale 100 Years Cake. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Pinedale 100 Years Cake

In Cahoots. Photo by Pinedale Online.
In Cahoots

Cowboy Poet Andy Nelson. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Cowboy Poet Andy Nelson

Centennial Dancing. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Centennial Dancing

Legend. Photo by Pinedale Online.
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