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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Celebrating 109 years

Meeteetse residents wish Grace Carlson well on her birthday Tuesday


May 13, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

Meeteetse resident Grace Carlson and her daughter Helen Turney pose for a picture with the flowers Carlson received during her 109th birthday party Tuesday morning at Carlson's home in Meeteetse.

MEETEETSE – Led by the town's fire department with lights and sirens the town of Meeteetse showed their support for Grace Carlson, who may be the oldest Wyoming resident, by helping her celebrate her 109th birthday at her home Tuesday with singing, a prayer and numerous well wishes.

Meeteetse Fire Chief Larry Rankine stated that the town has been celebrating Carlson's birthday since 2008 when she turned 100. "That year we had fireworks that lasted for about 45 minutes," he said.

When Carlson broke her hip at the age of 105 she told the town that the party was getting too much for her, Car...

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