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Fourth in Delmar 1916


Fourth in Delmar

DELMAR, July 5. The "Fourth" was celebrated patriotically in Delmar. The national colors were displayed in all parts of town and early in the afternoon a parade was formed at the Maryland school grounds composed of a company of Boy Scouts, the cornet band of Newton Lodge I. O. O. F. of Salisbury, pupils of public schools, forty-eight little girls in white and decorated with the colors, representing the forty-eight state of the Union, floats of the various business houses and decorated automobiles.


After passing through principal streets and viewed by residents and visitors it ended at the grove between State and Grove streets where the Declaration of Independence was read by Ralph E. Nichols.


A ball game between Laurel and Delmar was played later resulting in a score of 10 to 2 in favor of Delmar. In the evening a patriotic address was delivered by the Hon. Jesse D. Price of Salisbury, Representative in Congress from the First District of Maryland. The exercises closed with a display of fireworks. Congratulations are due the New Century Club under whose auspices the demonstration was given.

Above from The Morning News (Wilmington) 06 Jul 1916

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