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The Copperopolis Sesquicentennial

Copperopolis will be celebrating its’ 150th birthday this Saturday.

Sequicentennial organizer Sandy Rollings was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Rollings said that in 1860, there was no Lake Tulloch in the area (it’s a man made reservoir) and it was a rapidly growing and very populated community, thanks to the excitement of the gold rush.

The 150th birthday celebration will take place all day long beginning with a pancake breakfast served from 8am – 10:30am at the Armory.

An “All American Hometown Parade” will take place at 11am. Spectators will also find Old West re-enactments, souvenir commemorative coins, a petting zoo, numerous vendors, politicians and plenty of food including tri-tip BBQ sandwiches.

The day concludes with a street dance at Copper Town Square beginnning at 8pm.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

Written by mark@mlode.com