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By Eric Shields

Blair County Celebrates a Milestone Birthday


Last updated 3/4/2021 at 1:27pm

Eric Shields

Hollidaysburg's official Pa. Historical and Museum Commission sign summarizes the creation of the county.

Blair County celebrated 175 years on Friday Feb. 26, and will be celebrating throughout 2021.

Blair County Commissioner Laura Burke said that there are celebrations of the country's founding every 25 years, with the last one being for the 150th anniversary in 1996.

"We want to do something similar this year," she said, but with COVID-19 restrictions, such celebrations "could be a little tricky."

Burke said that the county is forming a committee to get ideas and consensus on what kind of activities that the county wants to have associated with the celebration. The first meeting of the commi...

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