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Posts tagged Fourth of July

December 23, 2013

 

A Subtle Celebration

Christmas in pioneer Indianapolis was a private and almost invisible holiday.

July 2, 2012

 

Fourth of July postcard

Political Suicide On The Fourth Of July

A well-respected lawyer was almost run out of Salem, Indiana for a Fourth of July address advocating for a property tax increase to support public education.

July 6, 2009

 

Circus City Parade

Peru, Indiana bills itself as the Circus Capital of the World, and rightly so.

July 2, 2007

 

Pekin of Fourth of July

Although these observances predate it, the Pekin celebration is noteworthy for having recurred annually since its inception in 1830, when several families gathered for the 54 th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Though Pekin was platted on the south side of the Blue River in 1831, within twenty years a station for passengers traveling on the New Albany and Salem Railroad was built on the river’s more level north side.

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