From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
Joplin residents can flash back to the year 1973 during the city’s 140th birthday celebration as they watch the 20-minute centennial video at the upcoming Third Thursday event.
Officials with the city and the Joplin Museum Complex will show the centennial birthday video titled “Growing Out of Yesterday into Tomorrow” at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in Council Chambers on the fifth floor of Joplin City Hall, 602 South Main St.
Joplin was incorporated by the state of Missouri as a city on March 23, 1873.