Hildreth celebrated its 125th anniversary between July 1-3. The city planned parades, games, and races to fill the weekend.
Hildreth was first settled by German immigrants around 1873. But the village really got off the ground in 1885 when the railroad arrived. With major support from Carson Hildreth, the town was incorporated in 1886. Hildreth’s population passed 600 in the early 1900s but now hovers between 360-400.
The weekend started with a melodrama and dinner at Wilcox-Hildreth Middle School on Friday night. On Saturday, there was a bake sale before the Opening Ceremony at City Hall. The kids lined up at 10 a.m. for the youth parade and the tractor parade followed at 10:45 a.m.
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