Martin Luther King Day video

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Video of the program celebrating Martin Luther King’s birthday held by the African-American Club of Pasco on Jan. 18, 2016, is here. For best quality click on the wheel in the lower right and choose 1080p. The sound during the “I have a dream” speech was muted by YouTube because of a copyright held by EMI Music Publishing.

The program was held in the former Booker T. Washington School on Pine Hill Road which was a school for African-American students from 1962 to 1967. The building subsequently was used for a kindergarten and for other purposes of the school district. It is now the home of the African-American Club of Pasco.

A photo never seen before

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This is a view no one has ever seen before because it is actually two post card pictures taken from the same spot, side by side views, stitched together last night by Henry Fletcher to form a panoramic view. He owns one of the cards and the historical society has the other one. This is Sims Park seen across from the river. George Sims’ boat house is in the center of the picture — it is now the gazebo in Sims Park — and Mr. Sims’ residence is the large home to the left. On the right with the car parked in front is the Cotee River Community Clubhouse. A larger image is here.