Sunday, January 3, 2021

1951 Mining Review article on the first fourth of July in Rich Hill

 Fourth of July celebrations are not new in Rich Hill. Rich Hill has celebrated yearly since 1881 except during World War I and World War II. The first celebration was held on the block on the North side of Walnut Street, just east of the railroad tracks.

A hotel was located where the Paris Woodall home now stands. Heavy timbers were hauled in to make shelter tents because there were no trees at that time to provide shade.
Each year the committees try to make the celebration better than the preceding one and this year is no exception. These celebrations are really rich hills annual homecoming days for people traveling great distances to meet their friends here.