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Hammond Bicentennial Yearbook, 1976

Hammond Bicentennial Yearbook, 1976
Municipalities have observed national and local anniversaries with historical festivities. In the 1930s a few older municipalities, including Chicago and Aurora, observed their centennials. During the national bicentennial celebrations in 1976, Hammond and many other municipalities cultivated interest in their local histories by involving a wide range of local organizations in producing parades, exhibits, festivals, historical markers, and books of local history.