News from 10-20-30-100 years ago
July 5, 1913 – That it was a beautiful day, had much to do with the entire success of the celebration of the fourth, is without question, and that the citizens of Petersburg and the visitors found the day full of interest, is also without question. For that reason, the day will long be remembered.
Races of all kinds were witnessed by one of the largest gathering that the Petersburgers have ever entertained. Without ill humor on the part of any one, the races and other “stunts” were pulled off until the tug-of-war was put on then the interest grew tense and the crowd divided. It was th...