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Gilbert Knapp may have founded Racine, but Reuben M. Norton was the first mayor and city administrator Tom Friedel can tell you that for many years the position only had a one year term.

During the Racine County Open House held Saturday, you could re-discover all sorts of Racine County gems as visitors could travel to 42 spots in Racine County.

David Blank, CEO of Real Racine, said the project has been in the works since 2014. They patterned the event after the ones held in Milwaukee and Chicago. If you’ve got photos, feel free to send them to us at Racinecountyeye@gmail.com

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.