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Steve Fouga

Gives the impression that not much happens in Galveston County on the Fourth. Maybe that's good.

Carlos Ponce

Yes, but they left off some of the good stuff. For instance:
Galveston Daily News July 4, 1894
"INDEPENDENCE DAY to be celebrated in Galveston by Yacht Races and a Grand Barbecue. Orations at Dalian's Garden and a Pyrotechnic display at the beach among the features. The morning gun will be fired and the national colors will be raised on the Ball High flagstaff with due ceremony. The cutter "Galveston" will fire a salute in honor of the the day and will dress ship for the occasion."
The concert on the beach that evening featured "Dixie", "Yankee Doodle", "Home Sweet Home" along with military music.

Steve Fouga


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