Washington Turns 175 Today

The city of Washington officially turns 175 years old today. On this day in 1839, Lucinda Owens appeared before Justice of the Peace, Joseph R. Hardin, and filed a plat of Washington Missouri. By this act of filing a plat of town, such as required by state law, the Town of Washington was legally founded. The original town had twelve blocks and thirteen fractional blocks with 144 lots. The streets parallel with the river were named Front, First (which was later renamed Main), second and third. The cross streets were Lafayette, Jefferson, Market, Franklin (later renamed Walnut) and Washington (later renamed Locust). This information was taken from the book “A History of Washington Missouri” by Ralph Gregory who was the recent grand Marshall of Washington’s 175th anniversary parade. You can purchase the book at the Washington Museum.


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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Running Back Jared Rennick of the Washington Blue Jays. Jared carried the ball 35 times for 393 yards and a state record nine touchdowns in Friday's 84-57 win over the Holt Indians. For the season, Jared has carried the ball 188 times for 1502 yards, averaging eight yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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