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National Tom Sawyer Days
Kurt Parsons

60th Anniversary of National Tom Sawyer Days

It will be here before you know it, 60 years of fun and heritage at National Tom Sawyer Days.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Who Puts The Flags Along Maine and 24th Streets Every Year?

If you have been driving down Maine or 24th Streets in Quincy, you can't help seeing all the American flags in the yards. It happens every year around the 4th of July. American flags are placed on properties along several Quincy city streets. If you were curious as to who was responsible, here is your answer.

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Getty Images

Where Would You Hold Next Year’s Fireworks in Quincy? [Poll]

It was an absolutely perfect night for fireworks last Friday night. The annual fireworks display in Quincy took place at the Illinois Veterans Home. In other years it has been held on the Quincy Riverfront. So I ask the question, if you had to make the decision on where the fireworks display should take place for next July 4, would you select the Illinois Veteran's Home or the Quincy Riverfront (or someplace else)?

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

It’s Independence Day and That’s What We Should Call It!

Most people only know it as the Fourth of July.  A day for picnics, flag waving parades, and fireworks. When I grew up most people referred to it as Independence Day. I wish we would still call it that, today.

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Michael Boyle, Getty Images
Michael Boyle, Getty Images

Dogs and Fireworks Are NOT a Good Mix

Before you head out for a fireworks display, please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs. They find the loud noise and bright displays of light truly frightening.The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help your dog make it through the Fourth of July festivities.

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Fourth of July fireworks in Quincy IL and Hannibal MO
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July 4th Fireworks Shows in Quincy, Hannibal and Surrounding Area

The Fourth of July is not far away, which means there will be a lot of fireworks displays in the coming weeks! Here is the information we have, so far, on where you can see fireworks in Quincy, Hannibal, and the surrounding area.

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National Tom Sawyer Days 2013
Kurt Parsons

National Tom Sawyer Days 2014 [Interview]

The internationally-known celebration of the characters created by Hannibal's favorite son is just around the corner.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images
Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

Quincy’s What’s Legal and What’s Not Legal Fireworks List

For years I have heard that fireworks are illegal in the city limits of Quincy, but that is not a true statement. Some fireworks are legal and others aren't.

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Michael Smith, Getty Images
Michael Smith, Getty Images

Some Interesting Statistics on Fireworks in America

Independence Day is rapidly approaching, and with that the sales of fireworks are rapidly escalating. Safety is of the utmost importance when shooting off fireworks. Here are some interesting statistics regarding fireworks in the United States.

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Fourth of July Parade - Hannibal, Missouri
Wes Mitchell

Hannibal Police Announce Parking Restrictions for July 4 Parade and Hannibal Cannibal

As preparations are being made for National Tom Sawyer Days in America's Hometown, the Hannibal Police Department has announced parking restrictions during the Fourth of July Parade, and the Hannibal Cannibal on July 5. 

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