Monday, July 09, 2012

July 4th 1862 - US Independence

It is interesting how big a holiday American Independence Day was in Victoria in the early years.

The British Colonist of July 5th 1862 reports that the 86th anniversary of US independence was celebrated in Beacon Hill Park with a firing of salutes.

Many of the wholesale and retail businesses were closed while most major businesses were decorated in bunting for the day.
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