Monday, June 8, 2009

Panaca 150 Sesquicentennial 1864-2014 Honoring Francis Lee and Jane Vail Johnson Lee

Welcome to Panaca "The Center of the Universe"
A variety of booths provided food, arts, crafts, and historic information

l to r: Grant Lee, artist Lester B. Lee, his father Lester D. Lee, and Roland Lee at Lester's art booth

Amazing quilt display

Grandpa Roland Lee with three "firecrackers" at the Panaca Sesquicentennial celebration
Roland Lee children and grandchildren, direct descendents of Francis Lee and Jane Vail Johnson Lee, celebrate at the Panaca Sesquicentennial celebration

Fun games on the ball field

Banners honoring the Sesquicentennial

Battle Born, Nevada Proud banners

Panaca Heritage Center Museum decorated for the event

Plaque on the monument


New town square benches and flowers 

Roland Lee grandchildren proudly Point out their names on the bricks

Waiting for the dedication of the monument

Waiting for the dedication to begin. Master of ceremonies Ron Jones, sculptor Lester B. Lee, President Robert J. Mathews, Grand marshall Cecil Lee, and Lester D. Lee

Unveiling of the statues of Francis Lee and Jane Vail Johnson sculpted by Lester B. Lee


The new monument is now the center of town square

Roland Lee grandchildren stand to sing "Home Means Nevada"

Admiring the new monument during the dedication ceremony

Roland Lee grandchildren: Katie Cherry, Zach Simmons, Ellie Maestri, Matt Cherry, Emma Maestri, and Kade Simmons in front of the new monument of their ancestors Francis Lee and Jane Vail Johnons

James Lee family. direct descendants of Francis Lee

Pie eating contest

Picking dandelions

Christian Lee checks out the car show

historic transportation show

Parade grand marshall Cecil Lee on the fire egine

Families built floats for the parade

Cherish Your Family float

Farm tractors pulled the floats

Dedication ceremony for the new monument by Lester Lee


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