Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rich Hill Famous for the Fourth 1926

Tonight's blog is about yet another great Fourth of July Celebration held in Rich Hill, Missouri. Rich Hill is Famous for the Fourth!
The following article was found in the June 23rd, 1926 issue of the Rich Hill Daily Review.
Rich Hill's Program will Please the People Who will celebrate Here.

That people of Rich Hill and visitors will be entertained here the 5th of July is now assured. The committee in charge contracted Tuesday for the S. B. Williams Shows. This is a clean bunch of attractions, rides and concessions that will please the public. Thru the courtesy of Mayor Cromwell and City Alderman it is arranged to have them from Tuesday June 29 until after the celebration July 5th. This contract gives the committee the financial aid that was lacking to put the program on that had been planned. While it is not complete the following are some of the big attractions to be here Monday July 5th.
The Bennett Air Circus. Doing fancy air stunts and parchute leaps from the clouds.
The Warricks in comedy acting on the big platform and trapeze.
The Mathews family of 4 people that do some real acting from high trapeze and on platform Two small children are featured in this act.
The Barn yard Circus. With a high diving pig. This act alone would be worth coming to see.
Old Fiddlers contest Charles­ton contest.
The Mo. Pacific Booster Band of Nevada will furnish music for the day.
Rockville and Rich Hill ball game at 2:30 p. m. at the ball park.
The biggest display of fire works that Rich Hill has ever shown.
Some other features will be ad­ded to this program and all in all the 5th of July will be remember­ed as one Gala Day for Rich Hill.

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