Commonwealth of Massachusetts
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
Whereas The town of Oakham, once known as “Rutland West Wing” is located in Worcester County; and
Whereas Oakham was first settled in 1749 and was incorporated in 1762; and
Whereas During its growth, Oakham was predominantly a farming town, but wagon manufacturing, wire products, hat and bonnet shops provided employment needed by many families.; and
Whereas On this day, Oakham celebrates its 250th anniversary,
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim June 7th, 2012 to be,
And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this fifth day of June, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts