The High Level Chamber of Commerce gifted the Bicentennial sign to Fort Vermilion to commemorate the 200th anniversary (1788-1988) of recorded exploration, trade and settlement in the region.
The Fort Vermilion and District Bicentennial Association logo which was designed by local artist, Dia Thurston, is featured on the sign. The base of the sign contains a time capsule.
Once located at the D.A. Thomas Park, unfortunately the flood of 2020 swept the beautifully carved wooden sign away with its ice floes and flood waters. The time capsule and supports remain intact - standing like sentinels awaiting placement of a new sign.