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Cantril Will Celebrate It’s Sesquicentennial Saturday

One local town in Southeast Iowa will be celebrating its sesquicentennial Saturday, Cantril, in Van Buren County was founded in 1871, and will mark the birthday with a day full of activities. Cantril was founded along the Burlington and Southwestern Railroad, and was named for Lemuel W. Cantril, the proprietor of the village and its first postmaster, who came to Van Buren County in September of 1839, and is the only town in the country named Cantril. Among the activities are a quilt show, a Cantril All School Reunion Luncheon and parade. Organizers have also scheduled a Cantril Trivia Contest and the program Cantril Mainstreet History. The day ends with a street dance with the Tarnish Brass Band will play at 5 p.m.

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