“No One Hurt and Very Few Drunk”: Uniontown’s 1896 Centennial

There was some discussion last week on the Fayette County Historical Society’s excellent Facebook page about Uniontown’s centennial celebration. I knew we had relevant artifacts here in the PA Room, so I thought I’d look into the history of the event.

First, to clear something up: While lots were drawn for Beeson’s Town in 1776, our borough¬†was not formally established until 1796. Hence, the 1896 Centennial.

We weren’t 20 years late for our own party. Phew.