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Sep 29, 2012 5:25 PM by Lacey Steele

Florence celebrates its 125 birthday!

It's a huge celebration in Florence as the city celebrates 125 years.

Pioneer Park was full of balloons, bouncy houses, and lots of fun activities for all ages.

From face painting, to rock climbing, they say the celebration was about fun and getting together for a good meal, but it's also a time to remember their city's past.

"Just the sense of history," said Nichole Prickett, a Florence City Council Member. "We've come so far, and we came from somewhere. It's good to remember what we've been through and where we're headed."

When Florence was first founded, oil and coal were discovered there, and the city quickly became known as a hub for resources.

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