Quiet Joplin plans bang-up centennial
June 19, 2009
John Kelleher Havre Daily News [email protected]
The population of tiny Joplin will quadruple this weekend when more than 1,000 people are excepted to converge for the town's 100th birthday. "People are coming from California, Washington, all over the country," said Judy Wood, who is coordinating the community-wide effort. Joplin, which touts itself as "the biggest little town on Earth," has been hit with some hard times, Wood said. Only four businesses remain on Front Street. But lots of people have been invited back to recall th...