1967 Trion Fourth of July Celebration*

Small-town Fourth of July celebrations are as American as Mom, baseball, and apple pie. Here are some photographs taken by T. Emmett Nunn in Trion.


All the kids enjoy riding with "Big Wink" McWhorter on his fire engine.

Miss Chattooga County, Teresa McCurdy, rides in an Austin-Healey.

Mrs. Chattooga County, Linda Owens, waves atop a Ford convertible driven by Hansel Baker.

Patriotic kids show off their bicycles. From left to right: (in background) Marilyn Rush and Jan Brown. The kids with bikes are unidentified.

foot race
Wallace Clark (left) won the 100-yard dash against L.D. Ludy.

race to finish line
The 100-yard dash in the 13 to 14-year-old boys category was won by Ronnie Hughes. Bill Humphrey came in second, followed by Deck Laws in third. Onlookers included (second from left) Sidney Landers; his grandmother, Mrs. Jackie Cooper; and grandfather, Chief Cooper.

What better way to cool off than with a snow cone!

If you can identify anyone in the above photographs by name, please contact me and I will update the captions.

*This event was held on June 24, 1967.

Photographs by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library. Most of caption information is from the Summerville News.

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