Sesquicentennial
10:13 am
Thu January 3, 2013

City of Escanaba turns 150

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba is getting ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. 

The Daily Press reports the nonprofit Esky 150 Steering Committee is raising money to put on a sesquicentennial celebration this summer.

The Southern Upper Peninsula community was founded in July 1863.

Planned events start with a July 5 parade. A picnic, concert, water ski show and maritime festival also are planned.  Events run through July 13.