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As the first state to declare July 4 a holiday, North Carolina has a long history of kicking up its heels in celebration of U.S. independence. New Bern held the first celebration in 1778 after congress declared it a national holiday. It wasn’t until nearly 90 years later that any other state made the date official.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 2, July 1996, p12-13, il