In 1954 Waterloo enjoyed their centennial with a weeklong celebration. They had different events each day, including a parade, Centennial Ball, and a show put on every evening at the Waterloo Baseball Stadium called “Prairidrama”.
Each day of the celebration featured a different theme including Old Settlers’ Day, Freedom of Religion Day, Youth Day, Transportation Day, Veterans and Patriotic Day, Labor and Industry Day, and Agricultural Day. There was even a midway with rides, attractions, and shows for the children.
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