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Armstrong ready for bigger celebration

Community marks 125 years this week

July 1, 2018
Karrie Hammond - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

Armstrong is celebrating two events in one week this year. The city hosts its annual Fourth of July Celebration while celebrating the town's Quasquicentennial. This year marks 125 years for Armstrong.

Armstrong was like many other town's in the 1800's, and was formed due to the railroad. Armstrong has two major highways that run through the town which are Highway 15 and Highway 9. Armstrong was originally called Armstrong Grove after a trapper, Thomas Armstrong explored the area.

Armstrong's first Fourth of July celebration happened in 1872 and has continued ever since. Much of Armstrong's heritage is on display at the Heritage Museum on Main Street in Armstrong.

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This year the events started on Saturday, June 30 with the Pump-N-Run 5K. The celebration continues into next week which is also July Fourth week. They will have inflatables, bean bag tournament, car and truck show, and many other things going on in the park.

The highlight is the parade at 1 p.m., Wednesday.

For more information on the events that are happening you can check out their Facebook page Armstrong,IA-Quasquicentennial.



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