Winona Celebrates the Fourth of July, 1888
It started with a Sun Rise National Salute of 30 Guns.
9:30 AM: A Procession to the Grounds, Headed by the 13th Infantry Band from Ft. Yates.
Next, a Prayer by Reverend Enry.
National Air by the Band.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Honorable Henry A. Armstrong, States Attorney.
Music by the Band.
Oration: Professor J. H. Worst (Winchester/Winona School District).
Potato Races, Wheelbarrow Race, 100 Yard Foot Race, Pony Race, Free For All, All-Horse Race.
and to wrap up the day, A Grand Ball held at the Winona School house.
By Order of the Committee: William Patterson (Editor of the Winona Times), Talmage P. "Top" Lee, John Waldron (Merchant's Hotel), George Game (?), and E. B. Frost (Notary).
Contributed by Mary E. Corcoran
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