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Independence Day in the Late 1840s

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, (November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907) was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He wrote a semi-autographical book of his boyhood years, titled, “The Story of a Bad Boy,” and gave the following account of a typical Independence Day celebration of the day. We began the celebration in the stable-yard, where we set off two packs of fire-crackers ...

Staff | Jul 7, 2021

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