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The Western Star, June 18, 1887.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT WILMORE.

The public are cordially invited to a social picnic at the well known and celebrate groves on Mule Creek. Attractions for both old and young will be provided, including speaking, dancing, horse racing, foot racing, wheel barrow racing, sack racing and numerous other amusements. Good music will be in attendance. Capt. C. C. Pepperd has spared neither time nor means in endeavoring to make this the grandest affair of the season, and will give a grand barbecue in honor of the town of Wilmore. A magnificent circle half mile track has been prepared and purses of sufficient magnitude are offered to attract some of the best horses in the state. Refreshments of all kinds will be furnished on the grounds. Come one, come all, and partake of the fatted ox." -- The Western Star, June 18, 1887. (S.B.)


Also see:

July 4, 1887:
Wilmore Barbecue, 04 July 1877
Articles from the Coldwater Echo and The Western Star.


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