We agree — if you want to enjoy yourself and celebrate the Nation’s Birthday in a fitting manner, where better than Skidmore? From the June 27, 1907 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
Celebrate at Skidmore
If you want to enjoy yourself and celebrate the Nation’s Birthday in a fitting manner, you should come to Skidore. Arrangements for that grand event are almost completed and every indication points to a tremendous success.
At the grounds there is an abundance of shade and good water and it will be a pleasure to listen to the gifted orators who will make the eagle scream on this day. Among those who will speak is the eloquent Homer M. Cook, President of the State Normal School at Maryville and Rev. Sapp, of Burlington Junction.
If you like good music, you must not fail to come. Cady’s Maryville Band, the one that everyone who has had the opportunity of hearing speaks highly of, will be here, and aside from that a chorus is preparing to furnish vocal music at intervals during the day.
Then as to the amusements. You will find in another place in this paper a list of prizes to be given to the winners in the different contests.
Take a day off and show your patriotism by coming to Skidmore to celebrate. Come early in the morning, take in everything during the day, and stay until after dark and see the firework.