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Celebrating the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence: Celebration Timeline
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Presidential visits, parades, patriotic speeches, dances and reenactments of Captain Jack's famous horse ride have all been part of celebrations in Mecklenburg County. Celebrations often lasted several days! See how Mecklenburg citizens and others from around the country have celebrated "Meck Dec Day."

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1909: Synopsis of Events

U.S. President William Howard Taft visited Charlotte.

Janie Alexander Patterson wrote the Mecklenburg March in 1909, to celebrate President Taft’s visit for the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence activities. Listen to a new performance from 2009, by Paul DeVillo below.



1909 1909 'Meck Dec' Program Cover


The PresidentThe President's Chair


President Taft in Charlotte, May 20, 1909President Taft in Charlotte, May 20, 1909

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