Rain, Rain, stay away

July 4 traffic signSometimes the weather makes history, such as when the Blizzard of 1888 caused snow drifts to reach fifteen to thirty feet high along the riverbank, or when Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to the Jersey Shore.

We just finished the wettest June ever recorded in this area, and these first few days of July seem to be continuing the pace. Let’s hope the pattern breaks for Riverton’s celebration of the Fourth of July.

Some other Historical Society of Riverton members and I will be handing out 2013 July 4th Palm Cards at the parade in a few hours.

With friends and family again gathering for the homecoming ritual that is the Fourth of July in Riverton, a visit to our images pages, or browsing back issues of the Gaslight News or vintage local newspapers may be cause for reminiscing.

Visit our Facebook page and let us know how you and your family mark July 4, 2013, let us know a topic you would like to see written about in our newsletter, tell us about a program you would like to see us present, ask a question, or whatever.

Check back in a few days and I will have a post about the Riverton celebration. – John McCormick



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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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