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Who can do the "can can"? Vinton can can.

From left: Mrs. Jim Kelty, Mrs. Roger Schlarbaum, Mrs. Marvin Hite, Mrs. Gene Long, Mrs. Larry Williams and Mrs. David Hite.

The Vinton Centennial Celebration in July of 1969 featured a wide variety of activities. Plays. A best beard contest. A kangaroo court. Even can can dancers. The “can can” dancers performed during the Vinton historical pageant at Tilford Junior High School. From left, Mrs. Jim Kelty, Mrs. Roger Schlarbaum, Mrs. Marvin Hite, Mrs. Gene Long, Mrs. Larry Williams, Mrs David Hite. In the tradition of 1969, the women were identified not with their own name but as the wife of their husband. Photo courtesy of the Cedar Valley Daily Times, published July 23, 1969