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Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 16, 2006
Oklahoma Centennial Kickoff
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Oklahoma Became the 46th U.S. State November 16, 1907
A Multi-Year Celebration of the 100th Anniversary Is Already In Progress
Staffers from the Oklahoma Centennial Commission made a presentation Thursday March 16th to Collinsville business and city leaders. The event was the first "formal" event in the newly refurbished City Hall other than City Commission meetings.
The new curtains in the commission room of the Collinsville City Hall were installed earlier this week and allowed the overhead projection system to be visible with full daylight outside.
The then domeless Oklahoma Capital building was shown as one of the first Centennial projects. The dome was completed and celebrated Nov. 16, 2002 during Governor Keating Keating's term. There are now over 350 officially designated Oklahoma Centennial projects and the list is growing. Collinsville leaders will likely apply to have the plaza project next to City Hall designated as our official project. Some funds may be available but there are no guarantees as there are more projects than funds.
Jim Gaber (who was the architect for the City Hall rebuild) spoke briefly about the preliminary design concept for the 12th Street (Centennial) Plaza.
Oklahoma Centennial activities are expected to draw national attention. This will be aided by entries in the Macy's and Rose Bowl Parades as examples. Example of Centennial projects include: restorations of historic schools, rail stations, court houses, and murals; Chisholm Trail museums, clocks, benches, spirit poles, parades, cartoon characters, traveling Chautaqua, childrens essays and posters, All-Star band, road signs, Oklahoma celebrity promotions and music CDs ... etc.
A recent view of the east side of City Hall which faces the proposed plaza.