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In New York City, a massive fireworks display celebrates the Fourth of July

New York City, 1850s, detail
07/04/1860
The New York City Council appropriated $7000 for the Fourth of July celebration and this funding expanded firework displays to a dozen squares "from City Hall Park to Harlem."  The largest pyrotechnic display seen to date in the city went off without incident and was witnessed by thousands of New Yorkers.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The Fireworks," New York Times, July 6, 1860. 

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