October 22, 2009

Happy Demisemiseptcentennial to us!

Happy Demisemiseptcentennial to us!

(OK, are you back from the dictionary?) Captain Gilbert Knapp established his settlement of Port Gilbert at the mouth of the Root River in November, 1834. That settlement was later named Racine, and this November marks our 175th anniversary.

You can thank Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, for digging up demisemiseptcentennial as he announced plans to introduce a legislative resolution to honor this historic milestone, and is seeking the community’s input.

“Summing up 175 years of Racine’s history is no easy task, especially since legislative resolutions are generally only 500-700 words," Mason said. "I’m looking for the community’s input: If you could list only one thing to honor about Racine, what would it be?”

Mason, a fifth-generation Racine resident, is encouraging community members to send him suggestions of what to honor in the resolution. “Think about those people, buildings, events, milestones, geography and landmarks that make Racine unique, or that marked important moments in Racine’s history. What did Racine do before anyone else? What do we currently do better than anyone else?”

Ideas should be emailed to Mason by Wednesday, Oct. 28, for possible inclusion in the legislative resolution, which he hopes to have approved by the entire legislature in the first week in November.


  1. I don't see any comments putting down Racine or SCJ or the Mayor. The unhappy people must be sleeping.

  2. Wishing the the dead of Racine come to take Dickert and the Johnson's back to the Hell dimension they came from.
    Add to the crimes of Cory Mason a high priest of himself.

    No we are awake.

  3. Anton, You may be awake but your comment is really illiterate, aka dumb and your name isn't really your name.

  4. Kringle.....and we're close to the hometown of "Happy Days"

    Take that America! Boo-yah!

  5. Peter Howard Gilmore IV10/23/2009 8:02 AM

    We have the highest Infant mortality rate in the State!
    We have a Representative who has a membership on a city committee who rarely makes meeting!
    Oh Happy Day!

  6. And what have the naysayers that constantly blog accomplished to help Racine. I would like to see them post a list. Just in case anyone was wondering, a naysayer is:

    someone with an aggressively negative attitude

    One who consistently denies, criticizes, or doubts; a detractor

  7. Maybe some of us feel with all the issues we have going on in the State, that Mason has better things to do.

  8. If all you can do is bitch and moan about everything don't even blog. Your sarcastic adages are to moronic. "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." If you want to be a critic, do it properly.

  9. I am still waiting for somebody's socialist mantra.