Last July 4th of the 19th Century

Ad regarding the July 4 celebrations at Skidmore, Missouri in 1899. Text of ad follows.
Skidmore Standard, June 23, 1899.

Ad reads, “It was determined to have a better celebration in Skidmore this year, the last of the 19th Century, than in any other town or city in Northwest Missouri. The committees have never ceased in their labors to accomplish this result and the Standard takes pleasure in announcing that a larger and better program than this one Skidmore now has, was never prepared in this town. Come, bring the children and the neighbors and help us enjoy it.”

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