"Almost exactly 60 years ago, Franklin officials were hiding in barns, marking the beginning of Franklin's process to become a city.
"In June 1956, the city of Milwaukee filed a petition to annex Franklin, which the people of the town wanted to avoid. In an attempt to evade this fate, town officials went into hiding so that they could avoid being served papers. If the papers were not delivered within a certain span of time, then Milwaukee could not continue the process of annexation.
"Franklin won the game of hide-and-seek, and soon after, officials headed off to Madison to make Franklin an incorporated city."
Friday, July 15, 2016
"...Franklin officials were hiding in barns, marking the beginning of Franklin's process to become a city."
Tiffany Stoiber reported on our city's anniversary, at Franklin Now.