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From David Caldwell, July 5 2002 
A quiet Fourth of July in Blacklick Valley
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Thursday was a quiet Independence Day in the Valley this year. Correspondent David Caldwell made a circuit of some of the venues for favorite summer activities— barbequeing, swimming, group picnics—and found little celebrating. Above left, for example, Nanty Glo's Old Reservoir was recently opened as a place for youngsters to learn to fish and older folks to have a quiet outing, but not a single angler was taking advantage of the beautiful day. The cornfield near Duman Lake Park, right, isn't intended to illustrate "you could hear the corn grow" but rather that the good weather this summer has helped the crop reach it's traditional height of "knee-high by the Fourth of July." Below left, a Belsano house is decked with a flag-waving likeness of Uncle Sam. On the right, the Krispy Kreme...not very busy considering the heat and the holiday. (Scroll down.)

Above, two Nanty Glo Houses decked in red, white, and blue for the occasion. The one on left is on Shoemaker across from the former Sheetz. The house on right is on Roberts Street across from the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.


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