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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Patch: Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July

Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July

The real meaning of the Fourth in Carroll is steeped in history.

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Today, the 4th of July is accepted in modern history as the annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia.
However, the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August 1776.  The holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played.
On July 9, 1777, The Pennsylvania Gazette wrote, “[…] Friday, the 4th of July inst. being the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, was celebrated in this city with demonstrations of joy and festivity.
“[…]  The evening was closed with the ringing of bells, and at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks (which began and concluded with thirteen rockets) on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated.  Every thing was conducted with the greatest order and decorum, and the face of joy and gladness was universal.”
Independence Day – the 4th of July was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.
Nevertheless, in many respects, the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 “had a profound impact on the lives of the settlers who lived the area that was to become Carroll County,” observed local historian Jay Graybeal in an article he wrote for the Historical Society of Carroll County many years ago...  http://westminster.patch.com/articles/carroll-county-celebrates-its-own-history-on-the-fourth-of-july



Carroll County celebrates the flag Drawing by Kevin Dayhoff May 3, 2006 Westminster Patch http://t.co/oztj  http://twitpic.com/5i4st9


Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Patch: Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July
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