'Twas the Nineteenth of April in (18)75 - and the Centennial was coming unstuck

Little, David B.
April 1972
American Heritage;Apr1972, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p18
The article reports on the Centennial anniversary of the American Revolution. The task of building a nation after the war left little time for the remembrance of things past. No observance was held, even on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the battle. To take on America's first Centennial celebration was a serious decision to make for two small towns of Lexington with 2,277 inhabitants and Concord with 2,413.


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