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Lodgepole gears up for celebration of 90th Old Settlers' Days


For The Sun-Telegraph

Glen and Ruth Fraass

The Village of Lodgepole is set to celebrate its 90th Old Settlers' Days event this weekend.

What started in 1924 as an occasion for past residents of Lodgepole to socialize with "new and old settlers," the event has grown into a celebration where residents of Lodgepole and surrounding communities join together for food, fun and competitions throughout the four-day, Labor Day weekend.

A full roster of events for all ages is scheduled.

Things kick off with a Turkey Softball game at 6 p.m. Friday at North Park. Players run the bases clockwise as opposed to the more familiar counter-clockwis...

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