The Greatest Holiday of them all! The day we celebrate, commemorate and remember the establishment of our new nation by the forming and signing of the Declaration of Independence approved by the Continental Congress, which set 13 colonies on the road to freedom. Here are some Fun Facts about the 4th of July:
US Population in July, 1776: 2.5 million (Today's population this July Fourth: 311.7 million)
31 - Places have “liberty” in their names. The most populous one as of April 1, 2010, is Liberty, Mo. (29,149) Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.
35 - Places have “eagle” in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas (26,248).
11 - Places have “independence” in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo. (116,830).
9 - Places have “freedom” in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pa. (4,464).
1 - One place with “patriot” in the name. Patriot, Ind. (209).
5- Places have “America” in their names. The most populous is American Fork, Utah (26,263).
2.5 Billion pounds of Watermelons are consumed on July 4th celebration. (750 million pounds of which were grown and harvested in Florida)
Sadly, most of the fireworks and flags used on the Fourth of July areimported from China, according to U.S. International Trade Commission. Nearly $204 million worth of fireworks was imported in 2013 and about $3.5 million was spent on U.S. flags made in China in 2014. (SUPPORT AMERICAN BUSINESS!)
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It's official, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to the Super Bowl this year! Much to our chagrin the Bucs have home field advantage for the first time in NFL history but we have faith in our boys to get the job done. Ultimately we suspect it'll be an intense game!
To celebrate we're having a contest! The winner will get a whopping $250 Gift Card to our store! All you have to do is predict the winner, and guess the final score(for tie-breakers). We're obviously pretty stoked to see our Chiefs headed to the big game!