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Old 07-08-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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The 4th in Wrangell is the biggest holiday of the year. Our population of around 1200 quadruples. Anyone who has ever lived here, visited here, wanted to visit or has family here comes home for the 4th. It starts June first when high school girls run for Queen by selling $1 tickets and lunches at booths downtown to pay for the festivities. Last year the girls earned $70,000 of which they keep a percentage to help get them off to college. The rest pays for a first class fireworks display and prizes ranging from $5,000 to new bikes. Better Homes & Gardens magazine did a 4-page spread on Wrangell's 4th a few years back claiming Wrangell had one of the best hometown celebration in the country.













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Old 07-08-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Nice fun pictures! I didn't even do any festivals over the weekend. I did drive the Denali Highway again.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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The 4th in Wrangell is the biggest holiday of the year. Our population of around 1200 quadruples. Anyone who has ever lived here, visited here, wanted to visit or has family here comes home for the 4th. It starts June first when high school girls run for Queen by selling $1 tickets and lunches at booths downtown to pay for the festivities. Last year the girls earned $70,000 of which they keep a percentage to help get them off to college. The rest pays for a first class fireworks display and prizes ranging from $5,000 to new bikes. Better Homes & Gardens magazine did a 4-page spread on Wrangell's 4th a few years back claiming Wrangell had one of the best hometown celebration in the country.













Grammas, once again thank you so much...your pictures allow us to visit you and feel like we are there, and/or wish we were
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Thanks Grammas. Looks like a great little town.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: alaska
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Nice fun pictures! I didn't even do any festivals over the weekend. I did drive the Denali Highway again.
If I had known that I would have thrown an extra steak on the grill. We were camped out at Tangle Lakes.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:54 PM
 
Location: alaska
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That is a great looking, little community you have there Gramma.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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If I had known that I would have thrown an extra steak on the grill. We were camped out at Tangle Lakes.
lol, along with 4,000 others!
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:30 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Nice fun pictures! I didn't even do any festivals over the weekend. I did drive the Denali Highway again.
Wow, nice scenery, I'd really like to drive that again myself! ( the green-eyed monster rears it's ugly head!)
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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Wrangell is great....thanks for the pics.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Very nice pics...thank you.
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