It took three days of activities to officially dedicate the Pratt Municipal Building in March of 1930.
On March 10, the Council of Clubs hosted a reception and open house, followed by musical and theatrical entertainment. A banquet was served to 610 diners on March 11, with 1,000 spectators enjoying entertainment from the balcony.
The principal speaker, Sylvester A. Long, president of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce, remarked that restless people build great cities and “the curse of every city is its healthy, unburied dead,” according to The Pratt Daily Tribune, reprinted in Dorotha Giannangelo’s “Did You Know — Stories of Pratt County Kansas.”
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