HB EC! “Eau” How we Adore Thee…

HB EC! “Eau” How we Adore Thee…

In early March of 1872, the three distinct logging villages surrounding the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers  were incorporated to create a larger civic government. On March 19, 1872, this larger civic government  officially became the City of Eau Claire. This year, we celebrate our sesquicentennial – over the last 150  years, the logging town of “Sawdust City” has evolved into a city of industry, world-class health care and  higher education, art, music, and outdoor adventure.  

From the very beginning, this area has been recognized worldwide as a place of excellence and  innovation. The Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers ranked among the greatest logging rivers in the world.  And northern Wisconsin was known for its excellent quality and abundance of timber. We respect that  this is the Indigenous Peoples’ sacred ancestral land, and we honor the land of the Ojibwe and Dakota  Nations. 

Eau Claire has always been a city of bridges. We hope to bridge the divides that separate us as neighbors  as we mark our sesquicentennial year. We invite everyone to join us by celebrating what unites us and  this beautiful place we call home. The City of Eau Claire encourages every person, every business, and  organization to join in the celebration in a meaningful way that illustrates what Eau Claire means to  them, whether that’s a sign in your business, an act of service or a work of art or a poem.  

Eau Claire’s sesquicentennial celebration will officially launch Saturday, March 19, 2022, with a “birthday  party” at the Chippewa Valley Museum during which we’ll celebrate 150 years of hard work, innovation,  creativity, and adventure. Yes, there will be cake! 

Visit Eau Claire has dedicated a page of their website to our 150th birthday. It includes upcoming events,  ‘Five Ideas for Celebrating’ that you or your business can use, sponsorship opportunities, marketing  materials for your business including the official sesquicentennial logo seen above, and more to come  through the year! CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Volume One Magazine will publish a special keepsake issue on March 10, 2022, to commemorate our  150th year. The issue will include unique content and design elements celebrating the history of the  community and notable businesses that have been part of our community for decades.

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