Seventy-six years ago, a year after World War II ended, Clarkston News Owner/Publisher/Editor William Stamp wrote solemnly on the front page.
June 28, 1946: QUIET DAY FOR CLARKSTON
Clarkston residents will take the Fourth in stride. No official celebration is planned and most local residents will probably spend a quiet day at home or else arrange picnics among their own family and neighbor groups. Clarkston people are fortunate in living in the midst of nature’s playground — a spot where you need only step to your back door and let your eyes rest on natural beauty that “city folks” often drive for hours to get a fleeting glimpse for a few hours before heading back to the city again.
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This year, while over 10,000 people line our streets for the annual July 4 parade, let’s remember why we gather for fun. This year’s theme is Celebrate Independence — not the township, rather our own personal freedoms, fought and won with blood, sweat and tears. Have fun, be safe and send us your thoughts. — Don Rush