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Historic Washington Celebrates Independence Day

By Staff, 07/4/17 1:19 PM


WASHINGTON- Historic Washington State Park celebrated Independence Day today, July 4. Standing on the balcony of the courthouse which the public below Park Curator, Josh Williams gave the brief history of the Historic State Park. Each of the roads and buildings within the park have a historical meaning. The courthouse being named after the first president George Washington, while the road beside it being named Carroll Street, named after Charles Carroll a Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Williams then read the full Declaration of Independence aloud. Many stated that it was the first time they had heard the full reading other then the first few statements that had to memorize in school and that it was a great to see it brought to life.  After the reading the public got to put their own “John Hancock” onto a Declaration of Independence of their own. The signing was with a quill ink dipped pen along with the feather pen. The Williams Tavern Restaurant was open for lunch with the special of pork lion with two sides, or beef tips with cream potatoes and corn. The restaurant will be open until 3:00pm.

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