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In Kimball, Celebrating Fourth Of July Dates Back To Days Of The Homesteaders

What did you do for the Fourth of July? Family picnic, swimming, baseball, horse racing, horseshoe throwing? In Kimball, there are many things folks have done – and still do – to enjoy this nice day.

It was not unusual for the homesteaders to pack up their wagons with food, games and other things that were to be enjoyed.

The day usually started with a parade, with people enjoying seeing different things. They had a chance to visit with the people in the area, catching up on all the happenings of the last year. Then they would go to the park for a picnic lunch that they shared with everyone, ea...