Diamond Anniversary

Cooperstown celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary June 27 and 28, 1957, with a variety of events.  There were parades both days.

A highlight of the celebration was the honor banquet at the Masonic Temple for persons who had arrived in Griggs County in 1887 or earlier.  It was well attended by people who were children at the time of settlement.  Greetings were received from some of the older pioneers, who were unable to attend.

Joyce Fiebiger was chosen jubilee queen.

Other events included horse racing, steam threshing, whisker judging, dances, antique and historical displays, and two dances.

Speakers for the occasion were Fred Aandahl, who was then Assistant Secretary of the Interior, and former U.S. Senator Gerald P. Nye, who was a former Cooperstown newspaperman.

In memory of an old rivalry, a Hope-Cooperstown baseball game was played.

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial Page 256

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