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From the Ipswich Tribune July 17, 1930 edition

July 4th Celebration

Takes Large Death Toll

The three days celebration of the nation’s birthday this year cost the lives of 404 persons and was responsible for the injury of many thousands more. It is said that two days of extra celebrating cost the lives of 226 persons.

Fireworks and toy pistols which have been legislated against by all lives of 29 people, which though a states and municipalities, cost the small percentage of the whole number is all the more amazing due to the many restrictions places around their use. Automobiles claimed the liv...


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