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'Dover was the best place to grow up'
July 26, 2023 1 a.m.

'Dover was the best place to grow up'

Centennial celebrations celebrates community

A historic walk through Dover was held Saturday through the community to mark Dover's unofficial centennial. The celebration marked roughly 100 years from the time the Dover Community Church and just over four dozen homes were barged upriver from Laclede. Also held during the celebration was a boat parade starting in Laclede and ending at Dover. About 15 boats took part in the parade from Laclede to Dover, traveling the route of the homes and church, then A.C. White's rustic summer cabin, when they were barged upriver after the mill owner made the decision. More than 100 community members, residents, and officials gathered for the historic walk, starting at Dover City Hall in the Dover Bay area of the city and ending at Dover Community Church on historic Washington Street, where many of the barged homes ended up.