Hazard's Centennial Celebration

Photos and article taken from "Wheels of Time," edited by Ola Criffield

Hazard celebrated its Centennial Aug. 2, 1986 and an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 persons visited the community to help celebrate. The event began with a parade in the morning followed by a covered dish noon meal. The afternoon was highlighted by a historical tour lead by Frank and Lorna Aden, along with their daughter Marlene Rasmussen. Frank came to Hazard as a boy in 1906 and recalled the existing businesses and landmarks in the early 1900s when Hazard's businesses were at their peak.

Other afternoon events included an alumni reunion, trail ride, children's games, a free ice cream social, an evening downtown barbecue, and a barn dance.

Photo of Ben's horse and carriage
Frank and Lorna Aden rode in Ben Cords' buggy as Hazard's longest married couple.

August 2, 1986

Centennial Parade

Almost a centennial apart: This 1986 photo shows Hazard's senior resident Art Peterson (95 yrs)with Hazard's youngest resident Nikolaus Rolfsmeyer (6 mo.).

Image of restored horse and covered wagon
The Criffield wagon was restored by Alvin Bauer who rode it in the centennial parade. During its restoration, Alvin had to travel to the Amish country to get parts not available here.

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