Over the weekend of June 26-28, 1970, Hartland celebrated the 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary of its 1820 incorporation. Numerous events were scheduled throughout town to mark the landmark anniversary however Mother Nature was less than cooperative with an abundance of rainfall over most of the weekend. Many of the events had to be postponed or canceled, but the citizens of Hartland still managed to have the rescheduled Sesquicentennial Parade during a break in the rainfall as well as most of the rescheduled celebration events. We'll keep adding to this collection as new photos are presented to us.
Some of the Sesquicentennial Events, including portions of the parade, were captured on film for the town to preserve the event. The Duplicate Copy (as noted) has been recently digitized by the Hartland Historical Society for future presentations.
Many folks in Hartland captured the spirit of the Sesquicentennial Celebration including John Plummer. John could be seen throughout the weekend in his festive "Uncle Sam" outfit. He was also on the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee.
Numerous local businesses and organizations had floats in the Sesquicentennial Parade.
The Hartland Sesquicentennial Queen and her Royal Court in the parade.
Dressed in their time period outfits for the parade are Linwood & Carolyn Wheeler pushing the first baby carriage followed by Elmer & Beatrice (Springer) Littlefield with the next baby carriage strolling along Plummer's Emporium on the Mill Street side.
Several of the Antique Vehicles featured in the Parade.