July 4th 1915 – by Chris Kelly

As we celebrate summer, and the 4th of July, I thought it would be fun to find out how our ancestors celebrated the holiday 100 years ago. As you might think, it was the same and different.

   One-hundred years ago, Europe was embroiled in what was later known as World War I. But the U.S. wouldn’t enter the war for two more years, Europe was a long ways away, and citizens here were ready to celebrate the birth of their nation. The celebration was a little different from the usual because the 4th was a Sunday, and in 1915 no celebration could really occur on a Sunday.

Read the entire article in the July 2nd edition.