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My name is Carla McLuen Hillgren, and I am your County Coodinator

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  In the cabin of the county clerk, a keg of gunpowder blew all the county records to pieces.

The next courthouse in Guthrie Center burned down March 3,  1882 and then

unfortunatley in the early hours of November 27th, 1963 our second Courthouse burned
Many records were lost but many survived
More about the 1963 fire
Subimitted by Mike Avitt
Courtesy of John H. Miller

And in 1964 our new Courthouse opened


Fun Facts of Guthrie County

1851 county seat located in Panora
1859 moved to Guthrie Center
1861 moved back to Panora
1873 county seat moved back to Guthrie Center

  First general store  1853
First Hotel or Boarding House  1855
First Church 1856
First Marriage occurred March 30, 1852 between George Messinger and Lucinda Casteel,
by his Honor, Theophilus Bryan, county judge
First 4 of July Celebration 1857 in Panora
First District Library 1862   170 volumns
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