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Events mark Lodi's 1916 Independence Day celebration

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Posted: Friday, July 3, 2009 10:00 pm

Excitement and anticipation was always in the air during early Lodi's celebrations of Independence Day.

In the early years, Lodi celebrated the occasion with the largest parades of the year and day-long picnics in the neighboring groves and later in the city's first municipal park (today's Hale Park).

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  • posted at 11:05 am on Wed, Jul 8, 2009.


    It is interesting to find out all this great history of the "little" city of Lodi where I was born and partially raised. I am relieved to hear that the fireworks festivities still are in existence. I am planning a vacation for 2010. I hope to include as much of those festivities as possible. I only hope that my children's and husband's experience is a duplicate to those fond memories I have from my childhood. It is still my most favorite place in the world.

  • posted at 4:36 am on Wed, Jul 8, 2009.


    I can't believe that lady's name was "Nimrod"!

  • posted at 3:44 am on Sun, Jul 5, 2009.


    I love these old photos of lodi...Where can i find more???

  • posted at 3:46 am on Sat, Jul 4, 2009.


    Nice picture. I imagine my grandmother, who would have been 16 at the time, was somewhere in that crowd enjoying the parade.



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