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A Small Town Celebration

  • Monday, July 6, 2009
  • Carolyn Kim
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Old BisbeeI've never been a city girl. In fact, my hometown didn't even have a traffic light until I was in the 8th grade...even then, it didn't do much good-the old timers just treated it like a stop sign anyway.

If I had the time, I could tell you all sorts of things that makes living in a small town unique...it's the waving to people you don't know, the town newspaper that tells about people having flat tires and cows in the road, and the way everything is about community.

The 4th of July in Bisbee, Arizona is as unique as the town. The morning starts off with a mucking contest (it's a mining town), a run up the mountain and a coaster race down main street (coasters are passed down through families to continue racing every year~!). The city park is filled with picnics, lemonade stands, families playing games and general chaos. And of course, fireworks end the day...there's a million other details and activities to do. To find them all out, you'll need to make a trip there too!

So what about you? What's 4th of July in your life look like?

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