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Blair County Historical Society Plans Events for County's 175th Anniversary


Last updated 9/9/2021 at 1:09pm

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Shown is the portrait of Susannah Blair Walker, daughter of John Blair, which will be dedicated during the tree dedication ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 12.

A tree dedication ceremony celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Blair County will be held by the Blair County Historical Society at Baker Mansion on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. This will be followed by a lawn concert by the Altoona Area High School Band. Blair County Commissioners, Laura Burke, chair of the county anniversary committee along with County Commissioners Bruce Erb and Amy Webster will participate.

A dogwood tree, donated by Janet and Robert F. Pennington, will enhance newly installed gardens on the mansion grounds. The tree, chosen by the Blair County Historical Society, is...

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