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Bicentennial celebrations are an opportunity to draw communities together, at a time when we are perhaps not as close-knit as past generations may have recalled. It is also a time to reflect on the contributions of the "common folk," scattered throughout the countryside, those who plowed their fields, raised their families, and made a modest living without recognition.
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Ballard, Matthew R., "Bicentennial Provides Opportunity to Celebrate the Extraordinary and the Ordinary" (2018). Pioneer Record. 73.