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Miss Yellowstone Pageant Winners Featured in Sunday’s Parade

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: August 20th, 2013

The winners of the four categories for the Miss Yellowstone Pageant were featured in Sunday’s parade in Winamac as part of the Yellowstone Trail Festival, held in conjunction with the town of Hamlet’s 150 year anniversary. The pageant took place Saturday at 11 a.m. CT, giving girls between the ages of 5 and 22 in Starke and surrounding counties the chance to participate and become Miss Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone Trail Festival This Weekend

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: August 13th, 2013

The Hamlet Rendezvous and Yellowstone Trail Festival featuring town-wide yard sales is this weekend, beginning Friday, Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. CT. The event takes place at the Starke County 4-H Fairgrounds and takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

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Hamlet Featured in Yellowstone Trail Festival Association Publication

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: August 10th, 2013

Hamlet has been featured in the official publication of the Yellowstone Trail Association! The Yellowstone Trail Festival was highlighted in The Arrow in light of the town’s 150th anniversary. It’s been 101 years since the Yellowstone Trail was planned to connect all of the best existing roads “from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound,” giving travelers a better road on which to travel.

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Yellowstone Trail Festival Preserves Historical Value of Trail

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: August 11th, 2012

The first transcontinental roadway in America is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! The Yellowstone Trail, a designated roadway going from Plymouth Rock, Mass., to Peugeot Sound, Wash., was a no-cost idea to help travelers of the newest mode of transportation – the automobile. Large rocks were painted yellow to mark the way for vehicles to follow, and it wasn’t so much a road that was built, but rather a designated route to follow in an effort to cut down on the cost to towns and counties.

Starke County holds the Yellowstone Trail as a central part of its history in the town of Hamlet, and the Yellowstone Trail Festival was started three years ago to help keep the historical trail a part of the town’s living history.

Festival President Audrey Wood says the most important aspect of the festival is the embodiment of history, and the festival makes an effort to not only preserve history, but to remind visitors of the importance of the trail.

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