Flashback Friday | 1979

March 1979 marked the 100th year anniversary of the proclamation of the town of Cleve.

The Tribune celebrated the occasion for most of the month, with historical photos of Cleve and coverage of the extravagant celebrations.

A book was written for the occasion: 'Cleve on the Yadnarie Plains.'

Cleve men participated in a beard competition, which involved growing the beard ahead of centenary celebrations, then shaving it off and weighing the finished product.

A parade was held featuring locals in period dress and a variety of participants.

Students attended school in period dress to mark the occasion.

The Cleve Apex Club marked the occasion by building an obelisk to stand on the main street by the Institute, a version of which still remains to this day.