Compiled by Joan Isaacs from the files of the Deer River Newspapers.
110 Years Ago—Deer River celebrates the Fourth of July. Rain in the morning delayed the program. After the speeches the crowd adjourned for dinner, many going to the M.E. Church where the ladies gave a splendid collation in the church. The Grand Rapids ball team failed to come. However, teams were organized and a game was played with the “scrub” team winning eight to nothing. Races, broad jumps, sack races were part of the festivities with fireworks in the evening. After the fireworks a dance was given by the band and it was in the early hours of the morning when the merry-makers departed for home.
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