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Fish Frying on the Fourth: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

Today is the 240th birthday of the United States of America! Today we fly our flags and set off fireworks! Today we celebrate our freedom and liberty!

In previous generations, hard work on the farm kept many from the celebrations but by the industrialized 1960s, many had the day off to celebrate with family and friends. So we headed to the lake, fired up the grills, Continue reading