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Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 10:49 am

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

126 years ago. Downtown Hancock, July 4th, Independence Day Parade. 🇺🇸

The city of Hancock was named after John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

In the early 1800s, Americans celebrated July 4th by holding public readings of the Declaration of Independence, pie eating contests, picnics, and games. The day was referred to as "Independent Day" or "Fourth of July".

In 1870, the day became a Federal holiday.

In 1892, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was 1st published in "The Youth's Companion," written by Francis Bellamy.

Fast forward to 1894, the date this picture was taken: The high temperature on this day was 86 degrees. Lots of people out watching the parade. Coca Cola was being sold in bottles for the first time (5 cents a bottle at the local mercantile), making it a popular & refreshing beverage of choice. Cracker Jack (molasses coated popcorn) had just been introduced the year prior at the World's Fair as well as ice cream cones.🍦

Mischievous young boys were getting into trouble for tossing flaming cotton balls back & forth across the street (Yes, this was pre-TikTok (by 123 years)...so this was the "thing" to do. They'd soak the cotton balls in turpentine & light them, cheering with delight.)

Check out all the American flags in the photo, how many do you see? The flags had 44 stars (Wyoming was the 44th state added in 1891). The 45th star would be added two years later (Utah becoming the 45th state).

#fourthofjuly #history

Photo Credit: MTU Archives, Roy Drier Collection

Sources:
Library of Congress Archives
Weather Gov Almanac
Detroit News History, Bill Loomis
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126 years ago. Downtown Hancock, July 4th, Independence Day Parade. 🇺🇸

The city of Hancock was named after John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

In the early 1800s, Americans celebrated July 4th by holding public readings of the Declaration of Independence, pie eating contests, picnics, and games. The day was referred to as Independent Day or Fourth of July.

In 1870, the day became a Federal holiday.

In 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance was 1st published in The Youths Companion, written by Francis Bellamy.

Fast forward to 1894, the date this picture was taken: The high temperature on this day was 86 degrees. Lots of people out watching the parade. Coca Cola was being sold in bottles for the first time (5 cents a bottle at the local mercantile), making it a popular & refreshing beverage of choice. Cracker Jack (molasses coated popcorn) had just been introduced the year prior at the Worlds Fair as well as ice cream cones.🍦

Mischievous young boys were getting into trouble for tossing flaming cotton balls back & forth across the street (Yes, this was pre-TikTok (by 123 years)...so this was the thing to do. Theyd soak the cotton balls in turpentine & light them, cheering with delight.)

Check out all the American flags in the photo, how many do you see? The flags had 44 stars (Wyoming was the 44th state added in 1891). The 45th star would be added two years later (Utah becoming the 45th state).

#fourthofjuly #history

Photo Credit: MTU Archives, Roy Drier Collection

Sources:
Library of Congress Archives
Weather Gov Almanac
Detroit News History, Bill Loomis

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Love these little stories, thank you for sharing

Nice read. My parents are from,Houghton,Hancock.

I used too work in Hancock at a standard gas station way back. worked with a guy name Rick.

Interesting read. I was born in Hancock.

Very interesting!

Jack Ginter

Linda

Lots of history! Thank you!

Wow not this year nothing

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Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 9:57 am

Krupps Resort

Happy 4th of July everyone! Tho we are not able to have the normal 4th but we can still celebrate the best we can for what so many fought for us to have - FREEDOM!!!! So what are your plans today?!?! Have a great day everyone!!! #freedom #july4th #happylifestyle #smile #itiswhatitis #makethebestofit #thankyou 🇺🇸🌞⛄️ www.kruppsresortmi.com ... See MoreSee Less

Happy 4th of July everyone! Tho we are not able to have the normal 4th but we can still celebrate the best we can for what so many fought for us to have - FREEDOM!!!! So what are your plans today?!?! Have a great day everyone!!! #freedom #july4th #happylifestyle #smile #itiswhatitis #makethebestofit #thankyou 🇺🇸🌞⛄️ www.kruppsresortmi.com

Friday July 3rd, 2020 - 11:09 pm

Keweenaw Trail Reports

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Friday July 3rd, 2020 - 12:58 pm

The Mosquito Inn

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Friday - Fish Fry - 5 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th - CLOSED
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Happy 4th if you don't drink a 5th! Sounds like a Don n Donna sockgram message..

Friday July 3rd, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Western & Southern UP Trail Reports

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What I wouldn’t give for a blizzard at this very moment me and my besty are warm

I want to play with my new toy!!!

Shelly Maxwell

That’s 154 too many!!!

Have a happy 4th Stretch!!

Cant wait stretch its too Hot out!!

Matt Buhn Danny Rossberg

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