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Became the 46th U.S. State November 16, 1907
A Multi-Year Celebration of the 100th Anniversary Is
Already In Progress
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.
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.
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.
Gaber (who was the architect for the City Hall rebuild) spoke briefly about
the preliminary design concept for the 12th Street (Centennial) Plaza.
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.
recent view of the east side of City Hall which faces the proposed plaza.