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Lenexa, Kansas celebrates 100 years

Published May 2, 2007, 12:00pm



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Lenexa, Kansas celebrates 100 years


Lenexa was platted in 1869 by French-born civil engineer, Octave Chanute, who, in addition to designing the original Hannibal Bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City, also served as a mentor to the Wright Brothers in their quest to fly. This map shows the original plat of the town, which was 42 acres (the town at that time could have fit inside Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park where the Great Lenexa Barbeque and Spinach Festival are held each year). First Street on the map is what is now known as Pflumm Road . Elm Street is now Santa Fe Trail Drive .

Thirty-eight years later, on May 8, 1907, Lenexa was incorporated as a city.

SATURDAY MAY 5
Location: Lackman Thompson Estate
Pancake Breakfast
International Fair
Opening Ceremony for Celebration Week
Location Shawnee Mission Park
Hot Air Balloons

SUNDAY MAY 6
Location:
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Ecumenical Camp Meeting Re-enactment
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Old fashioned field day games
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm

Community Ice Cream Social
Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm

Community Choir Event
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm

MONDAY MAY 7
Fort Riley Jazz Band Concert
Sar-ko-par Trails Park
87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road
Admission Free

(In case of rain, concert will be at the National Guard Armory, 18200 W. 87th St. Parkway)

TUESDAY MAY 8
Anniversary celebration & Art Show reception
Location: City Hall
12350 W. 87th St. Parkway
Time: 7:00pm

WEDNESDAY MAY 9
Carnival
Location: Community Center parking lot
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

THURSDAY MAY 10
Carnival
Location: Community Center Parking Lot
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

FRIDAY MAY 11
Lenexa Idol
Location: St. James Academy
24505 Prairie Star Parkway

Carnival
Location: Community Center parking lot
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm

SATURDAY MAY 12
Skateboard Demonstration
Location: Sar-ko-par Trails park
Time: 10:00 am

Street Fair
Location: Old Town Lenexa
Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road

Carnival
Location: Community Center parking lot
Time: Noon - 11:00 pm

Closing Cermony of Celebration
Location: Old Town Lenexa

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