"Happy dodransbicentennial to us"

175th county anniversary celebration this weekend

Special to The Cuero Record

It only took 175 years to get to this time in DeWitt County’s history. But now it’s here. Join the celebration at “Weekend in Olde DeWitt.”

Presented by DeWitt County Historical Commission, activities begin Saturday with a Farmers Market on Main, downtown Cuero at 9 a.m. On the Main Street Stage, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. will be opening ceremonies, non-stop music, dance, and theatrical performances.

Throughout the day there will be events at the Cuero Library, Gazebo, Presbyterian Church Pavilion, courthouse, and five downtown museums.

A complete list of activities and locations is presented in a special section inside this edition.

There will be historical re-enactments, storytelling, art exhibits, chuckwagon demonstrations, tours of the 125-year-old DeWitt County Courthouse, book signings, live music, and dance performances.

From the time over 300 years ago with over 20 tribes of Indians here and Spanish and French explorers were crisscrossing what eventually became south-central Texas, to empresario Green DeWitt’s 1825 contract with leaders in Mexico to attract 400 families to this area bounded by La Bahia Road and Lavaca and Guadalupe rivers, this county’s history has been rich and colorful.

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