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Independence Day pages 1-4

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TABLE OF CONTENTS National Boss Day pages 1-4 Debtors’ Rights pages 5-6 Fifty-Two Pick-Up pages 7-8

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RickFIRED Dandes TIDBITS by GETS UP ABOUT Independence Day is the most important national NATIONAL BOSS DAY holiday in the United States. It commemorates the formal adoption the Declaration of by Stanley of Drummond Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Bosses are people, too. (Really!) And every year Pennsylvania, which broke the formal ties on October 16, colonies America pays them.the between the and tribute Britain toafter hadDay begun. Canadain •American Actually, Revolution National Boss was created observes of Independence Day, 1958 byitsanequivalent Illinois secretary named Patricia the establishment of its federal government, on Haroski. chose 16 because it was July 1. NowShe known as October Canada Day, this holiday herpreviously father’s birthday. father also Day happened was known Her as Dominion and to be her boss Day at the time. shethe felt Confederation and Nevertheless, commemorates British North America Actwere of July 1, 1867, which that bosses in general underappreciated, gave rule. andCanadians registeredhome the date with the U.S. Chamber

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• The major objection to being ruled by Britain • was Interestingly a 2005 survey done by an taxationenough, without representation. The international human resources consulting firm colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament. revealed that the majority of employees would notMay trade1775, placesafter withnearly their boss. The • In a year of primary trying to resolve withwould England, reason giventheir was differences the change that result the colonies delegates to the Second between themsent and their co-workers. They could Continental Congress. Finally, in June 1776, no longer ignore or laugh at any slackers in their admitting that their efforts were hopeless, responsible for any poor adepartment; committeethey’d was be formed to compose the performers. formal Declaration of Independence. Headed Thomasstarted Jefferson, committee alsoin • by Hallmark sellingtheBoss Day cards included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, 1979. Livingston While they and don’t reveal actual sales Philip Roger Sherman. On figures, they do disclose that thepresented “holiday” June 28, 1776, Thomas Jefferson theis poised to of break the list of 10 card-sendfirst draft the into declaration to top Congress.

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Page 2 INDEPENDENCE DAY (continued): • Although Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4, John Adams originally thought it would be celebrated on the second. Here is what he wrote to his wife on July 3, 1776: “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God.” • The signing of the Declaration was not completed until August 1776, but the Fourth of July holiday has been accepted as the official anniversary of U.S. independence. It was not declared a federal holiday until 1941. Today, it is celebrated in all states and territories of the United States. • The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it. • The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, four days after the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Some accounts claim that it was The Liberty Bell sounding from the tower of Independence Hall on that day that summoned citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration, which was given by Colonel John Nixon. • Within a few years of that first commemoration, the Fourth of July was observed throughout most of the new nation. • The first two versions of the famous Liberty Bell were defective and had to be recast. The third version rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1846, when, according to legend, it cracked as it was being tolled for the celebration of George Washington’s birthday.

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Week 28 years of that first commemoration, • Within a few the Fourth of July was observed throughout July 4 - July 10 most of the new nation. • The Page first two 2 versions of the famous Liberty Bell were defective and had to be recast. The third version rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1846, when, according to legend, it cracked as it was being tolled for the celebration of George Washington’s DAY birthday. INDEPENDENCE (continued):

• In 1778, General George Washington marked the Fourth with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the sea, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France. • An elaborate Fourth of July celebration was held in Philadelphia in 1788, following the ratification of the Constitution. • The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1801. • The first Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi occurred at Independence Creek, Kansas, and was celebrated by the explorers Lewis and Clark in 1804. • Several important U.S. projects were started on Independence Day. Work on the Erie Canal in New York State began on July 4, 1817. Construction of the first railroad in the United States, the Baltimore and Ohio, was started on July 4, 1828. July 4 was the date selected in 1848 for laying the cornerstone of the Washington Monument. • Two American icons who were instrumental in ensuring the country’s independence passed away on July 4. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day in 1826. • The patriotic poem “America the Beautiful” was published on July 4, 1895, by Wellesley College professor Katherine Lee Bates. • The July 4 Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest was first held in 1916, the year Nathan’s opened its flagship restaurant on Surf Avenue in Coney Island, New York. • Now, every July 4, a group of 20 steelystomached individuals line up behind a 30foot table at Nathan’s on Coney Island for the world hot dog eating championship. At 12 noon exactly, crushed by fans and media, the competitors begin the historic 12-minute contest.

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Q. Why were the first Pennsylvania settlers like ants? A: Because they lived in colonies.

1. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence? 2. What is the total of known surviving original copies of the Declaration of Independence?

1. The name Canada derives from an Iroquian word, kanata, which French explorers heard and used to refer to the area near present-day Quebec City. What does kanata mean in the English language? 2. On Nov. 28, 1775, a branch of the military was established by Congress. What was it? 3. In 1804, Lewis and Clark celebrated the first July 4th west of the Mississippi. Where was it? 4. Today, there are approximately 300 million people in the United States. But how many people lived in America in 1776?

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” - Thomas Paine

Back in 1777, fireworks were certainly not as we know them today. One of the first displays of fireworks was on July 4, 1777, when American patriots placed lit candles on their windowsills to show their love of country. If a windowsill was bare, it was certain that person was loyal to the English crown.

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Tidbits Goes Green on July 4: Even though temperatures might be soaring, most Fourth of July parties don’t get exciting until the evening. So take advantage of the cooler evening weather and throw your party outdoors. It’s a great way to enjoy nature and reduce the energy costs of using indoor facilities.

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FIREWORKS Compared to the big bangs of today, the first fireworks had humble beginnings. They were actually nothing more than green bamboo thrown into fires to scare spirits away in ancient China.

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• Believe it or not, in the 1400s, Florence, Italy, was the center of the fireworks industry. At the time, fireworks were just one effect in a celebration rather than its focus. At religious festivals, Italians made plaster figures that spewed fireworks from their eyes and mouths. • Fireworks were originally applied to warfare by attaching them to arrows. The first such use, in 1,200 A.D., involved placing powder into paper tubes attached to the arrows with a fuse or a trail of gunpowder wrapped in tissue paper. • The 1533 coronation parade for Anne Boleyn included a papier-mâché dragon that belched fire. • Fireworks became very popular in Great Britain during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The great William Shakespeare mentions fireworks in his plays, and fireworks were so much enjoyed by the Queen herself that she created a “Fire Master of England.” King James II was so pleased with the fireworks display that celebrated his coronation that he knighted his Fire Master. • The first fireworks recorded in America were set off by an Englishman, Captain John Smith. Smith, of course, gained fame in the story of Pocahontas.

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Page 8 FIREWORKS (continued): • The first Independence Day fireworks celebration was in 1776 and was memorialized by then future President John Adams as follows: “The day (Independence Day) will be the most memorable in the history of America. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this day forward forevermore.” • During World War II, the first bomb dropped on Tokyo, Japan, was made by a fireworks company in the United States. At that time of national need, most fireworks companies changed to wartime production, as was also the case in World War I and the Civil War. • Fireworks central in the U.S.A.: New Castle, Pennsylvania, home to the nationally recognized display companies Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotechnico, proclaims itself to be the “Fireworks capital of America.” Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks of Loveland, Ohio, also began operations in New Castle, before moving its headquarters to the Cincinnati area. • The Zambellis are known as America’s “first family of fireworks.” Antonio Zambelli came to the United States from Italy and established Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Company in 1893. • Workers who make firecrackers have to be sure to wear an ensemble that is entirely cotton so that the static electricity generated by their ordinary clothing will not set off the fireworks. • The value of fireworks imported from China represents the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imports (about $217 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, amount to $42.9 million, with the United Arab Emirates purchasing more than any other single country ($14.5 million).

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Welcome to the City of Douglas - one of the best 100 Small Towns in America. In addition to being the Official Home of the Jackalope and a Tree City USA, Douglas is also proud to be the home of the Wyoming State Fairgrounds and Pioneer Museum, Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center, Douglas Community Golf Course, Douglas Motorsports Park, and the final resting place of Sir Barton, the first thoroughbred colt to win the American Triple Crown.

Historic Walking Tours Douglas has a rich history as a storied western town. History enthusiasts can take advantage of three unique walking tours depicting a selection of historic homes, commercial buildings, and cemetery plots. The Historic Residences of Douglas tour features 18 homes in the stately tree-accented north side of town.

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! One-Stop Shopping (307) 358-3255 (For late wild game drop off, give us a call) We Guarantee It’s Your Own Meat

Taxidermey Studio & Tannery Bob & JJ Davis

351-0642 or 351-1063

NEW 119 Center Douglas, WY 82633 Location Wyoming State Fair - August 14 - 21, 2010 This year’s theme is Wyoming’s Barnyard Mardi Gras. Features include • Grandstand events • Free stage entertainment • Yampa Valley Boys • Lanky the Clown • Pippi the Clown • Younger Brothers Band • Marty Davis • Brady Goss • Washboard Willy • The Eric May Band • Michael Mezmer - Hypnotist • The Great American Petting Zoo • The Doggies of the Wild West • Jillybean - Master Storyteller • Crabtree Carnival • Commercial Vendors • Food Court • Wyoming Pioneer Museum • Stick Horse Rodeo • Sheep Dog Trials • Wyoming Stock Dog Cattle Trials • PRCA Steer Roping • Wyoming Pioneer Day • Wyoming Department of Agriculture Awards • Wyoming State Fair Parade Day • Mustang Challenge • Wyoming Farmers Market • Championship Arm Wrestling • Wild Horse Adoption Day • Arts and Crafts Exhibitions Check out www.wystatefair.com for all the details.


Tidbits of Glenrock,Douglas and Wheatland, 07/01/10