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White Plains Historical Society Celebrates City Centennial With Ball

White Plains Historical Society Trustee Howard and Lea Waldman, stand in front of an old Ford during the White Plains Historical Society Centennial Ball.
White Plains Historical Society Trustee Howard and Lea Waldman, stand in front of an old Ford during the White Plains Historical Society Centennial Ball. Photo Credit: White Plains Historical Society

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As White Plains says goodbye to its first 100 years, it seems the city is facing many of the same issues that it did when it was first incorporated in 1916, according to The Examiner News.

During its Centennial Ball held by the White Plains Historical Society on May 5, many attendees commented that taxes, zoning issues, growth, crime and more remain the same as they did in 1916.

To get the point across, the society created a souvenir flier describing Mexican Revolutionary forces attacks on U.S. soil as terrorist raids, and another souvenir poster said, “Repeal the Infernal, Eternal, Internal Revenue Act of 1913!," said The Examiner News.

Also the same, White Plains was considered a major hub for business and transportation, the city was considering annexing surrounding areas, and politicians tried to outdo each other as shown by the story of the first meeting of the new city that not all members were notified of the time so they missed out on getting key appointments and committee selections, added The Examiner News.

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