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Tradition, history and fun are centerpieces of July 4 events

Spectacular for spectators: Fireworks lit up the skies over Lime Rock Park on Friday, July 5. Photo by Savage Frieze

SALISBURY —  The Fourth of July was on a Thursday this year, which meant lots of people had to go to work on the day after. That didn’t keep Northwest Corner residents from celebrating with cookouts, parties, baseball and other summer fun from Thursday until Sunday. There was watermelon. There were hamburgers. 

There was hardly any rain, except on Saturday, July 6 — when many people were happy to see it, and hoped it would lower the temperatures (it did, somewhat). 

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